The Independent Budget
Budget Recommendations for FY 18 and FY 19
For more than 30 years, the co-authors of The Independent Budget (IB)—Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)—have presented our budget and policy recommendations to Congress and the Administration. Our recommendations are meant to inform Congress and the Administration of the needs of our members and all veterans and to offer substantive solutions to address the many health care and benefits challenges they face. This budget report serves as our benchmark for properly funding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure the delivery
of timely, quality health care and accurate and appropriate benefits.