Veterans Call for $11 Billion Increase in VA Budget

Veterans and veterans advocacy groups across the country are calling for an $11 billion increase in the Department of Veterans Affairs budget in anticipation of the Biden administration’s rollout of its fiscal 2022 federal budget.

According to an article published by, “Three organizations — Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars — released their annual VA “independent budget” Monday, an assessment of veterans’ needs heading into the fiscal 2022 congressional budget deliberations process. The report is an “attempt to produce an honest assessment of need” not subject to the “politics of federal budget development and negotiations that inevitably have led to continuous funding deficits,” the authors wrote.”

The requested increase will aim at addressing what veterans view as shortfalls in health care and benefits services.

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability