MOAA LEGISLATIVE ALERT - October 13, 2017
COLA HAS A SWEET FINISH
The final cost-of-living adjustment for next year is announced
Retired pay will see a modest increase after the most substantial COLA uptick in years.
VETERANS ONLINE SHOPPING BENEFITS TO GET A BOOST THIS FALL
Online shopping and STAR card updates
The commissary and exchanges are expanding some of their benefits to patrons.
NARROWER RECRUITING POOL MEANS PAY AND BENEFITS ARE MORE VITAL THAN EVER
Secretary of Defense wants tougher physical standards for new entrants
With an increasingly smaller pool to recruit from and increasing fitness requirements in the military, now is the wrong time to cut military pay and benefits.
NEW VA ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR FAMILIES, CAREGIVERS, AND SURVIVORS
Improving and extending caregiver services
VA Secretary Shulkin names former Sen. Elizabeth Dole to lead a newly established veterans' family, caregiver, and survivor advisory committee.
VA, CONGRESS CRAWL TOWARD ENDING ABUSE OF VETERAN PENSIONERS
Tom Philpott's Weekly Military Update
Retirement homes are increasingly recruiting veteran residents with promises they will qualify for VA Aid and Attendance to cover their cost of the home.