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Veterans Groups Pledge Fight Over Benefits Proposal

Veterans Groups Pledge Fight Over Benefits Proposal

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Veterans groups are promising to fight the recent federal budget deal that would hold back annual pension benefits for military retirees under age 62. Strong protests from the military community have led some lawmakers to pledge to take a second look at the budget. One item would hold back annual pension increases for retirees under 62. A nine-member commission set up last year is scheduled to make recommendations in May. Analysts say change is almost certain in military benefits and compensation.

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