H.R. 4142 (112th): American Heroes COLA Act

Introduced:
Mar 05, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on March 5, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Mar 05, 2012
 
Sponsor
Jon Runyan
Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 05, 2012
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 570 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: May 21, 2013

 
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (4R, 2D) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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3/5/2012--Introduced.
American Heroes COLA Act - Requires that, whenever there is an increase in benefit amounts payable under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) shall increase by the same percentage the amounts payable as veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled adult children, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children.

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