VA still planning to round down benefit payouts


“The round down is still an active proposal that we have,” Shulkin said when asked about that benefits trim. 

Rounding down VA the annual benefits hikes was VA policy from the late 1990s until 2013. White House officials have said returning to the move will save $20 million in fiscal 2018 alone. 

At most, individual veterans stand to lose less than $12 per year, VA officials said. Still, veterans groups have sharply criticized the idea. ​ VA still planning to round down benefit payouts ​​

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