12/1/2013 4:28 PM
by Rachael Cardin
CHARLESTON - A bi-partisan bill to increase disabled veterans funding has been passed and is based on the increased cost - of - living.
West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller said it is our responsibility to take care of veterans once they return home from service. The bill is aimed at increasing payments for disabled veterans since the cost of living climbs each year. Rockefeller said it becomes more and more difficult for disabled veterans and their families to receive enough compensation to cover medications, as well as other everyday costs.
The veterans COLA was increased on December 1st of last year because of a previous Rockefeller bill.