CBO Report Includes Proposals to Cut Veteran Benefits

A Congressional Budget Office report was released last week which included 121 cost-saving proposals, Stars and Stripes reports.  A 2017 proposal resurfaced in the report; it calls for significant cuts to a Department of Veterans Affairs program called Individual Unemployability in 2020. The report includes options of removing 235,000 disabled veterans from the program and removing veterans once they reach age 67. The projected savings are nearly $50 billion over 10 years. Although the proposal is included in the report, it does not necessarily mean it will be considered by The White House or Congress.

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