Missoulian: VA disability payments to increase under Tester legislation

Veterans receiving disability benefits would see a small bump in their payments this December if legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, becomes law.

Also this month, Tester sponsored a bill to better protect service members from retribution when reporting military sexual assault, fraud, waste and other abuses.

Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, joined eight Senate Republicans and several Democrats on Monday to introduce legislation to increase disability benefits paid to veterans.