Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Service-Connected Benefits, 10392-10393 [2019-05287]

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Following an examination in 2018, his optometrist stated, ‘‘It is my professional opinion Mr. Williams has sufficient vision to perform the driving tasks required to operate a commercial vehicle.’’ Mr. Williams reported that he has driven straight trucks for 20 years, accumulating 400,000 miles, tractortrailer combinations for 20 years, accumulating 200,000 miles, and buses for 32 years, accumulating 320,000 miles. He holds a Class A CDL from Mississippi. His driving record for the last three years shows no crashes and no convictions for moving violations in a CMV. IV. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Mar 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 the exemption petitions described in this notice. We will consider all comments and material received before the close of business on the closing date indicated in the dates section of the notice. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Issued on: February 28, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. ACTION: [FR Doc. 2019–05269 Filed 3–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee will meet at 201 South Linn Street, (Hotel Vetro Conference Center) Iowa City, IA 52240 on April 17–18, 2019. Both meeting sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. (EST) each day and adjourn at 5:00 p.m. (EST). The meetings are open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on rural health care issues affecting Veterans. The Committee examines programs and policies that impact the delivery of VA rural health care to Veterans and discusses ways to improve and enhance VA access to rural health care services for Veterans. The agenda will include updates from Department leadership, the Executive Director of the Office of the VA Office of Rural Health, and the Committee Chairman, as well as presentations on general rural health care access. Public comments will be received at 4:30 p.m. on April 18, 2019. Interested parties should contact Ms. Judy Bowie, by email at VRHAC@va.gov, or by mail at 810 Vermont Avenue NW (10P1R), Washington, DC 20420. Individuals wishing to speak are invited to submit a 1–2-page summary of their comment for inclusion in the official meeting record. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Ms. Bowie at the phone number or email address noted above. Dated: March 15, 2019. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–05272 Filed 3–19–19; 8:45 am] Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Service-Connected Benefits Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: As required by the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of adjustments in certain benefit rates. These adjustments affect the compensation program. DATES: These adjustments became effective on December 1, 2018, the date provided by Public Law 115–258. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Imboden, Acting Chief, Policy Staff (211A), Compensation Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–9700. (This is not a toll-free telephone number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2 of Public Law 115–258 provides for an increase in each of the rates in sections 1114, 1115(1), and 1162 of title 38 United States Code (U.S.C.). VA is required to increase these benefit rates by the same percentage as increases in the benefit amounts payable under title II of the Social Security Act. The increased rates are required to be published in the Federal Register. The Social Security Administration has announced that there will be a 2.8 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits for 2019. Therefore, applying the same percentage, the following rates for VA’s compensation program became effective on December 1, 2018: SUMMARY: Disability evaluation percent Disability Compensation [38 U.S.C. 1114] 10 ........................................ 20 ........................................ 30 ........................................ 40 ........................................ 50 ........................................ 60 ........................................ 70 ........................................ 80 ........................................ 90 ........................................ 100 ...................................... (38 U.S.C. 1114(k) through (t)): 38 U.S.C. 1114(k) ....... 38 U.S.C. 1114(l) ........ 38 U.S.C. 1114(m) ...... 38 U.S.C. 1114(n) ....... 38 U.S.C. 1114(o) ....... 38 U.S.C. 1114(p) ....... 38 U.S.C. 1114(r) ........ BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Monthly rate E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 $140.05 276.84 428.83 617.73 879.36 1,113.86 1,403.71 1,631.69 1,833.62 3,057.13 $108.57 3,804.04 4,198.14 4,775.68 5,338.04 5,338.04 2,289.60; 3,411.05 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 20, 2019 / Notices Disability evaluation percent 38 U.S.C. 1114(s) ....... 38 U.S.C. 1114(t) ........ Monthly rate Disability evaluation percent 3,421.90 3,411.05 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(F) ... Clothing Allowance [38 U.S.C. 1162] Additional Compensation for Dependents [38 U.S.C. 1115(1)] 38 U.S.C. 1115(1): 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(A) .. 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(B) .. 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(C) .. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(D) .. 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(E) .. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Mar 19, 2019 Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 273.58 Robert L. Wilkie, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on March 12, 2019, for publication. Monthly rate 817.48 per year 170.45 295.28; 84.69 113.99; 84.69 136.79 326.77 Jkt 247001 Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 10393 Dated: March 15, 2019. Luvenia Potts, Program Specialist, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–05287 Filed 3–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 20, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10392-10393]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-05287]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Service-Connected Benefits

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living 
Adjustment Act of 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is 
hereby giving notice of adjustments in certain benefit rates. These 
adjustments affect the compensation program.

DATES: These adjustments became effective on December 1, 2018, the date 
provided by Public Law 115-258.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Imboden, Acting Chief, 
Policy Staff (211A), Compensation Service, Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-9700. 
(This is not a toll-free telephone number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2 of Public Law 115-258 provides for 
an increase in each of the rates in sections 1114, 1115(1), and 1162 of 
title 38 United States Code (U.S.C.). VA is required to increase these 
benefit rates by the same percentage as increases in the benefit 
amounts payable under title II of the Social Security Act. The 
increased rates are required to be published in the Federal Register.
    The Social Security Administration has announced that there will be 
a 2.8 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits for 
2019. Therefore, applying the same percentage, the following rates for 
VA's compensation program became effective on December 1, 2018:

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             Disability evaluation percent                Monthly  rate
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                         Disability Compensation
                            [38 U.S.C. 1114]
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10.....................................................          $140.05
20.....................................................           276.84
30.....................................................           428.83
40.....................................................           617.73
50.....................................................           879.36
60.....................................................         1,113.86
70.....................................................         1,403.71
80.....................................................         1,631.69
90.....................................................         1,833.62
100....................................................         3,057.13
(38 U.S.C. 1114(k) through (t)):
    38 U.S.C. 1114(k)..................................          $108.57
    38 U.S.C. 1114(l)..................................         3,804.04
    38 U.S.C. 1114(m)..................................         4,198.14
    38 U.S.C. 1114(n)..................................         4,775.68
    38 U.S.C. 1114(o)..................................         5,338.04
    38 U.S.C. 1114(p)..................................         5,338.04
    38 U.S.C. 1114(r)..................................        2,289.60;
                                                                3,411.05

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    38 U.S.C. 1114(s)..................................         3,421.90
    38 U.S.C. 1114(t)..................................         3,411.05
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                 Additional Compensation for Dependents
                           [38 U.S.C. 1115(1)]
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38 U.S.C. 1115(1):
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(A)...............................           170.45
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(B)...............................          295.28;
                                                                   84.69
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(C)...............................          113.99;
                                                                   84.69
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(D)...............................           136.79
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(E)...............................           326.77
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(F)...............................           273.58
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                           Clothing Allowance
                            [38 U.S.C. 1162]
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                             817.48 per year
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Signing Authority

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this 
document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document 
to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as 
an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert L. 
Wilkie, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this 
document on March 12, 2019, for publication.

    Dated: March 15, 2019.
Luvenia Potts,
Program Specialist, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of 
the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-05287 Filed 3-19-19; 8:45 am]
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