08 August 2009

Bi-partisan bill introduced to increase pay to severley injured veterans and medal of honor recipients

Last week before the U.S. House of Representatives took its summer recess three lawmakers, Congressmen Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), Henry Brown (R-S.C.) and Michael Michaud (D-Me.) introduced the Severely Injured Veterans Benefit Improvement Act of 2009. HR 3407, which is now available on Thomas here, would increase pay to $1,410 (USD) a month for severely disabled soldiers. Those veterans who are 100 percent disabled would receive approximately $8,642 (USD) per month if HR 3407 is passed and enacted.

The bill also has a provision in it to increase the monthly compensation for Medal of Honor recipients from $1,000 to $2,000 (USD).

For further information Congressman Michaud issued a press release last week which can be found here.

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