Disabled service-connected veterans got a 3.6% increase for 2012. Monthly compensation for 100%, or total and permanent, is $2,769.

This is still not enough. Gas prices have skyrocketed, and everything else has gone up. A new generation of disabled vets is returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. How will these men survive? They face a bleak future without help from the federal government. Some may be on the street with no food and no job. Legislation needs to be introduced in Congress that will increase the amount of money awarded to disabled veterans.