The Department of Defense received about $150 billion in funding—roughly one-quarter of its funding—for military personnel in 2014. CBO examines the budgetary implications of different approaches to compensating military personnel, including possible changes in the structure of cash pay, health benefits for military personnel and their family members, and health benefits for retirees. CBO also evaluates federal programs and issues related to veterans.
Jul 2014 - From 2000 to 2013, the number of veterans receiving VA disability payments rose by nearly 55 percent, and spending for those benefits almost tripled. How might changes in VA's disability compensation program affect the federal budget?
Jan 2014 - Between 2000 and 2012, the cost of providing health care to service members, retirees, and their families increased by 130 percent (after adjusting for inflation). What approaches might curtail the growth in those costs?
Nov 2013 - CBO projects that DoD’s plans will cost 3.5 percent more to execute through 2018 than DoD estimates. Moreover, the costs of DoD’s plans for 2014 through 2021 would greatly exceed the limits established by the Budget Control Act.
Nov 2012 - For fiscal year 2013, the Department of Defense has requested $150 billion for pay and benefits for current and retired military personnel--more than one-quarter of DoD’s total budget (excluding funding for military operations in Afghanistan).
Jul 2011 - Testimony before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate.
H.J. Res. 120, a joint resolution approving the location of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free Black persons who fought for independence in the American RevolutionCost EstimateAugust 20, 2014
- ReportAugust 7, 2014
- PresentationJune 30, 2014
- Data or Technical InformationApril 14, 2014
- PresentationFebruary 7, 2014
- ReportJanuary 16, 2014
- PresentationJanuary 7, 2014
- Blog PostDecember 12, 2013
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