30 Mar '13, 3pm

#Veterans fight changes to disability payments as the gov't attempts to address its debt problem.

#Veterans fight changes to disability payments as the gov't attempts to address its debt problem.

Marines attend a Veterans Day parade in 2009 in New York City. As the federal government tries to resolve its long-term debt problem, veterans groups are fighting any plan to change disability payments. Danielle Bacon/DVIDS WASHINGTON - Veterans groups are rallying to fight any proposal to change disability payments as the federal government attempts to address its long-term debt problem. They say they've sacrificed already. Government benefits are adjusted according to inflation, and President Barack Obama has endorsed using a slightly different measure of inflation to calculate Social Security benefits. Benefits would still grow but at a slower rate. Advocates for the nation's 22 million veterans fear that the alternative inflation measure would also apply to disability payments to nearly 4 million veterans as well as pension payments for an additional 500,000 low-income...

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