Veteran Advocates Push 2024 VA Budget Increase

Veteran advocacy groups are asking for more than a 10% increase in VA program funding next year which would help cover the expenses to expand care for elderly veterans and the costs involved in making much-needed improvements to department buildings.

According to an article published by Military Times, “Officials from Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars released their annual Independent Budget on Monday, which calls for $161 billion in discretionary spending for VA operations next fiscal year. If Congress goes along with the plan, it would mark the fourth straight year of budget boosts above 10% for the department, one of the few agencies to regularly receive more money each year from lawmakers regardless of which party holds the majority.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability