Veterans Report — January 2024

Fellow veterans of Local Union 11, the Veterans Administration has proposed changes to the administration’s Schedule for Rating Disabilities. These changes apply to conditions related to respiratory, auditory, and mental disorders.

The proposed updates to the rating schedule for these conditions will enable the Veterans Administration to incorporate modern medical data and terminology and provide veterans with more accurate and consistent decisions regarding their disability ratings.

In addition to that, the V.A.’s Disability Rates have increased for 2024. Starting this past January 1, disabled veterans will see a 3.2 percent cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, increase in their monthly V.A. disability compensation. You can view the rate increase at the following website.

In other news, the fifth cohort of our Veteran Electrical Entry Program (VEEP) began earlier this month on January 5. The program has proven to be very fruitful.

Lastly the Local 11 Veterans Committee has established a Facebook page. Veterans, please take the time to follow us there for updates.

Mike Kufchak
Director of Veteran Affairs

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