WASHINGTON (March 30, 2013)--Veterans groups are rallying to fight any proposal to change disability payments as the federal government attempts to address its long-term debt problem.
The groups say veterans have sacrificed already.
Government benefits are adjusted according to inflation, and President Barack Obama has endorsed using a slightly different measure of inflation, called the chained CPI, to calculate Social Security benefits.
Benefits would still grow but at a slower rate and that would apply applies to veterans, too.
It's unclear whether the president and lawmakers will reach an agreement on a debt deal later this year, but the veterans groups aren't taking any chances and have aggressively lobbied lawmakers to keep them out of it.
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