Each year, Congress introduces bills that offer financial bonuses and rewards to our military. It has proposed and passed these bills designed to expand the compensation awarded to military servicemembers, to support various aspects of your military life.
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Congressional Bills to Expand Military Compensation

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Each year, the United States Congress introduces bills that offer financial bonuses and rewards to our military. Congress has proposed and passed these bills designed to expand the compensation awarded to military servicemembers, to support various aspects of your military life.

H.R. 2127 VETERANS TRAVEL EQUITY ACT of 2009
Introduced April 27 2009

Amendment to U.S. code title 38, the Veterans Travel Equity Act seeks to expand access to the veterans beneficiary travel program administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans' Beneficiary Travel is a program authorizing a travel stipend or reimbursement to veterans traveling to obtain medical care. In it's current state, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs imposes income and pension requirements, as well as service-connected disability ratings, in order to a veteran to be eligible for reimbursement. The Veterans Travel Equity Act, if passed, will wave these requirements and allow more veterans access to deserved medical care.

S. 831: NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE RETIRED PAY EQUITY ACT
Introduced April 20 2009, Status: PENDING

Amendment to U.S. code title 38, the National Guard and Reserve Retired Pay Equity Act of 2009 seeks to expand the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal 2008 back to the date September 11 2001.

If National Guard and Reserve Retired Pay Equity is passed, military service members serving back to September 11th 2001 will be eligible to receive non-regular service retired pay, having served on active duty during emergency operations.

H.R. 1864: 3.4 PERCENT PAY INCREASE FOR UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010
Introduced April 1 2009, Status: PENDING

This bill to increase the pay rate for uniformed services members, if passed, will waive section 1009 of U.S. Code title 31, the basic military pay adjustment tied to increases in the Employment Cost Index (LINK TO BASIC MILITARY PAY ARTICLES). If passed, the basic military pay will increase 3.4 percent, effective January 1 for the fiscal year 2010.

H.R 394: INCREASE AMOUNT IN MEDAL OF HONOR SPECIAL PENSION
Introduced January 9 2009, Status: PENDING

Amendment to U.S. Code title 38 subsection 1562, the bill to increase the amount of the Medal of Honor special pension authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the Medal of Honor pension by up to $1,000 under that title.



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