CBO Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028
Published Dec 2018
This CBO Report has been making the news. I went through it and pulled out the parts relevant to veterans and have created this page so you can see what they are looking at. Nothing has been decided as of yet and some seem very unlikely; but, you never know.
Forewarned is Forearmed.
Mandatory Spending Options
Option 34: Narrow Eligibility for Veterans’ Disability Compensation by Excluding Certain Disabilities Unrelated to Military Duties
Option 35: End VA’s Individual Unemployability Payments to Disabled Veterans at the Full Retirement Age for Social Security
Option 36: Reduce VA’s Disability Benefits to Veterans Who Are Older Than the Full Retirement Age for Social Security
Option 37: Narrow Eligibility for VA’s Disability Compensation by Excluding Veterans with Low Disability Ratings
Discretionary Spending Options
Option 30: End Enrollment in VA Medical Care for Veterans in Priority Groups 7 and 8
Include Disability Payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs in Taxable Income