Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Applauds Congressional Effort to Restore COLA Benefits

Winter 2014

Washington, DC – The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) commends the House and the Senate for their recent votes to repeal cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) cuts for those who joined the military before January 1, 2014.

A budget deal made in December by both Houses of Congress reduced pensions for military retirees, including disabled veterans, by 20 percent. JWV has joined the Military Coalition (TMC) to fight back against these cuts.

This vote is a small victory for JWV and the 5.5 million members represented by TMC. We will continue to work to reverse the COLA cut for all eligible military retirees – including those who join the U.S. military in the future. JWV strongly believes that the benefits promised to our veterans and servicemembers should not be used as a bargaining chip by politicians and will work hard to ensure that these benefits are restored to the men and women who have earned them.

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is one of oldest active veterans’ organizations in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

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