Federal programs to support veterans received about $120 billion in funding in 2012. That funding covers a wide array of services, including pensions, health care, education benefits, life insurance programs, compensation for injuries, and home loans. CBO analyzes the budgetary and broader impacts of those services and of proposals to change those services.
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).
The Veterans Health Administration's Treatment of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury Among Recent Combat Veterans
Feb 2012 - Through September 2011, about 740,000 veterans from overseas contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan had been treated by the VHA. That number is slightly more than half of all recent veterans eligible for care by VHA.
Jul 2011 - Testimony before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate.
Oct 2010 - CBO examines prospective demands on VA's health care system and the potential budgetary implications of meeting veterans' health care needs over the 2011–2020 period.
- cost estimateApril 15, 2014
- cost estimateApril 14, 2014
S. 1593, a bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to enhance the protections accorded to servicemembers and their spouses with respect to mortgages, and for other purposescost estimateFebruary 11, 2014
S. 1982, Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014cost estimateFebruary 10, 2014
- data or technical informationApril 14, 2014
S. 1950, Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014cost estimateJanuary 27, 2014
- cost estimateJanuary 24, 2014
- cost estimateJanuary 14, 2014
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