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Veterans to Receive 1.5 Percent Cost-of-Living Increase

New Rates for Compensation and Pension Benefits in 2014

Veterans, their families and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly payments beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

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Veterans In Piping Training Program

For Veterans, National Guard and Reserves

Veterans In Piping (VIP) is an intensive free 20-week Training Program in Welding and Piping Industry related skills. Upon successful completion, including achieving a minimum of two pipe welding certifications you will be GUARANTEED a job and enter one of the Apprentice programs as a second year Apprentice. For more information visit

In Minnesota call MN Pipe Trades at (651) 291-5001. The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters program coordinates with the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and two of their national Contractor Associations. Additional information can be found at

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