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(b) The table in subsection (c) of such section 521 is amended to appear as follows:

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(c) Subsection (e) of such section 521 is amended by striking out “$35" and inserting in lieu thereof “$40".

PENSION INCREASES FOR WIDOWS OF VETERANS OF WARS BEFORE WORLD WAR I

SEC. 6. Sections 531, 532(a) (2), 534(a) (2), and 536(a) of title 38, United States Code, are each amended by striking out “$65" and inserting in lieu thereof in each such section "$70.

PENSION INCREASES FOR WIDOWS OF VETERANS OF WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, AND

THE KOREAN CONFLICT

Sec. 7. (a) The table in subsection (b) of section 541 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to appear as follows:

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(b) The table in subsection (c) of such section 541 is amended to appear as follows:

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(c) Subsection (d) of such section 541 is amended by striking out “$15" and inserting in lieu thereof “$16”.

PENSION INCREASES FOR CHILDREN OF DECEASED VETERANS OF WORLD WAR I, WORLD

WAR II, AND THE KOREAN CONFLICT

Sec. 8. Subsection (a) of section 542 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out “$38" and "$15” and inserting in lieu thereof “$40” and “$16", respectively.

AID AND ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE FOR WIDOWS OF VETERANS OF ALL PERIODS OF WAR

SEC. 9. (a) Subchapter III of chapter 15 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section :

“WIDOWS OF VETERANS OF ALL PERIODS OF WAR "S 544. Aid and attendance allowance

“If any widow who is entitled to pension under this chapter or such provisions, as the case may be, shall be increased by $50.”

(b) The annalysis of such subchapter III, after the heading of such chapter, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

“WIDOWS OF VETERANS OF ALL PERIODS OF WAR --544. Aid and attendance allowance.”

THERAPEUTIC AND REHABILITATIVE DEVICES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS

SEC. 10. Subsection (b) of section 617 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out “to any veteran" and all that follows through the end thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “to any veteran in receipt of pension under chapter 15 of this title based on need of regular aid and attendance."

PENSIONS FOR “OLD LAW” VETERANS WHO ARE HOUSEBOUND

SEC. 11. The Administrator of Veterans' Affairs shall pay to a veteran who is entitled to pension under section 521 of title 38, United States Code, as in effect on June 30, 1966, and who-

(1) has, in addition to a disability rated as permanent and total, additional disability or disabilities independently ratable at 60 per centum or more, or

(2) by reason of his disability or disabilities, is permanently housebound but does not qualify for pension under such secton 521 based on need of

regular aid and attendance, in lieu of the pension otherwise payable to him under such section 521, a pension at the monthly rate of $100.

EFFECTIVE DATE

SEC. 12. This Act becomes effective on the first day of the first calendar month beginning after the date of enactment of this Act.

[H.R. 507, 90th Cong., 1st sess. ]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JANUARY 10, 1967 Mr. DORN (by request) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the

Committee on Veterans' Affairs A BILL To provide additional readjustment assistance to veterans and to be designated

"The Compulsory Military Service Readjustment Act" Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act shall be known as “The Compulsory Military Service Readjustment Act.” .

SEC. 2. (a) Paragraph (11) of section 101 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read :

(11) The term 'period of war' means the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam era, and the period beginning on the date of any future declaration of war by the Congress and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of the Congress,"

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(b) Such section is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph:

* (29) The term “Vietnam era' means the period after January 31, 1955, and ending on such date as shall thereafter be determined by Presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of the Congress."

SEC. 3. (a) Subsection (a) of section 521 of title 38, United States Code, is. amended to read as follows:

“(a) The Administrator shall pay to each veteran of World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era, who meets the service require ments of this section, and who is permanently and totally disabled from nonservice-connected disability not the result of the veteran's willful misconduct or vicious habits, pension at the rate prescribed by this section."

(b) Such section is further amended by amending subsection (g) to read as follows:

“(g) A veteran meets the service requirements of this section if he served in the active military, naval, or air service

(1) for ninety days or more during either World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era ;

“(2) during World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era, and was discharged or released from such service for a serviceconnected disability;

“(3) for a period of ninety consecutive days or more and such period ending during World War I, or began or ended during World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era ; or

“(4) for an aggregate of ninety days or more in two or more separate periods of service during more than one period of war." (c) The catchline of section 521 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "g 521. Veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, or the.

Vietnam era". (d) Subsection (a) of section 541 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(a) The Administrator shall pay to the widow of each veteran of World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era who met the service requirements of section 521 of this title, or who at the time of his death was receiving (or entitled to receive) compensation or retirement pay for a service-connected disability, pension at the rate prescribed by this section."

(e) Paragraph (1) of subsection (e) of such section is amended to read as: follows:

“(1) before (A) December 14, 1944, in the case of a widow of a World War I veteran, or (B) January 1, 1957, in the case of a widow of a World War II veteran, or (C) February 1, 1965, in the case of a widow of a Korean conflict veteran, or (D) before the expiration of ten years following termination of the Vietnam era in the case of a widow of a Vietnam era veteran;

or". (f) The catchline of section 541 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "8 541. Widows of World War I, World War II, Korean conflict, or Vietnam era:

veterans”. (g) Subsection (a) of section 542 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out "or the Korean conflict” and inserting in lieu thereof "the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era".

(h) The catchline of section 542 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "8542. Children or Worl War I, World War II, Korean conflict, or Vietnam era

veterans” (i) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 15 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out “521. Veterans of World War I, World War II, or the Korean conflict." and substituting in lieu thereof “521. Veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era.” : by striking out the subheading

"WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, AND THE KOREAN CONFLICT"

and substituting in lieu thereof

"WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, THE KOREAN CONFLICT, AND THÈ VIETNAM ERA" ; by striking out "541. Widows of World War I, World War II, or Korean conflict veterans.” and substituting in lieu thereof “541. Widows of World War I, World War II, Korean conflict, or Vietnam era veterans."; and by striking out "542. Children of World War I, World War II, or Korean conflict veterans.” and substituting in lieu thereof "542. Children of World War I, World War II, Korean conflict, or Vietnam era veterans.”

(j) Chapter 15 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out the subheading “WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, AND THE KOREAN CONFLICT” immediately preceding section 541 of such title, and substituting in lieu thereof “WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, THE KOREAN CONFLICT, AND THE VIETNAM ERA”.

SEC. 4. (a) Section 602 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "S 602. Presumption relating to psychosis

“For the purposes of this chapter, any veteran of World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era who developed an active psychosis (1) within two years after his discharge or release from the active military, naval, or air service, and (2) before July 26, 1946, in the case of a veteran of World War II, or February 1, 1957, in the case of a veteran of the Korean conflict, or before the expiration of two years following termination of the Vietnam era in the case of a Vietnam era veteran, shall be deemed to have incurred such disability in the active military, naval, or air service.”.

(b) Subsection (h) of section 612 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(h) The Administrator shall furnish to each veteran who is receiving additional compensation or allowance under chapter 11, or increased pension as a veteran of World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era, by reason of being in need of regular aid and attendance, such drugs and medicines as may be ordered on prescription of a duly licensed physician as specific therapy in the treatment of any illness or injury suffered by such veteran."

SEC. 5. (a) Section 1901 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c), and by adding after subsection (a) the following new subsection (b):

“(b) The benefits of this chapter shall also be made available to each veteran who is suffering from any disability described in subsection (a), if such disability is the result of an injury incurred or disease contracted in or aggravated by active. military, naval, or air service since January 31, 1955, and if the injury was incurred or the disease was contracted in line of duty as a direct result of the performance of military duty."

(b) Section 1905 of title 38, United States Code, is amended (1) by striking out at the beginning of the first sentence thereof “The benefits", and inserting in lieu thereof “(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the benefits”, and (2) by adding at the end thereof a new subsection as follows:

“(b) (1) In the case of any veteran who is eligible for the benefits provided in this chapter by reason of section 1901 (b) and who was discharged or released from active military, naval, or air service before the date of enactment of this. subsection, any applicable time limitation contained in subsection (a) of this section which otherwise would have begun to run before the date of enactment of this subsection shall not begin to run until that date.

“(2) In the case of any veteran whose entitlement to the benefits provided in this chapter first arose by reason of the enactment of Public Law 85–857, application for such benefits may, notwithstanding the time limitations contained in subsection (a) of this section, be made within one year from the date of enactment of this amendatory Act.”

SEC. 6. Except as provided in section 7, the amendments made by the first section and sections 2 and 3 of this Act shall become effective on the first day of the first calendar month beginning after the date of enactment of this Act. The amendments made by sections 4 and 5 of this Act shall become effective upon enactment.

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SEC. 7. (a) The amendments made by this Act relating to the payment of burial benefits in the case of veterans of the Vietnam era shall become effective on the date of enactment of this Act.

(b) If the burial allowance authorized by section 902 of title 38, United States Code, is payable solely by virtue of the enactment of this Act, the twoyear period for filing applications, referred to in section 904 of such title 38, shall not end, with respect to an individual whose death occurred prior to the enactment of this Act, before the expiration of the two-year period which begins on the date of enactment of this Act, or, in any case involving the correction of a discharge after the date of enactment of this Act, before the expiration of two years from the date of such correction.

[H.R. 581, 90th Cong., 1st sess.)

A BILL To amend title 38 of the United States Code with respect to the payment of certain

benefits under that title

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 3010(d) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out “first day of the month in which the death occurred” and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “day immediately following the date on which the death occurred”.

Sec. 2. Paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of section 3012 of title 38, United States Code, is amended (1) by inserting “(A)” immediately after “(1)”; (2) by striking out “marriage or remarriage, or death” and “marriage, remarriage, or death” and inserting in both such places “marriage or remarriage”; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following:

“(B) by reason of the death of a payee shall be the date on which the death occurs;”. SEC. 2. (a) Subchapter III of chapter 51 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: " 3023. Computation of benefits for month in which death occurs

(a) The amount of benefits to which any payee was entitled under this title for the month in which his death occurs shall be an amount which bears the same ratio to the amount of such benefits to which such payee would have been entitled had he lived for the entire month, as the number of days such payee lived in such a month bears to the total number of days in such month.

(b) The amount of death compensation, dependency and indemnity compensation, or death pension to which a payee shall be entitled for the month in which the death of the individual occurred on which the payment of such compensation or pension is based shall be an amount which bears the same ratio to the amount of such compensation or pension, as the case may be, which would be payable for such entire month, as the number of days remaining in such month after the date on which such death occurred bears to the total number of days in such month,"

(b) The table of sections of chapter 51 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: 3023. Computation of benefits for month in which death occurs."

[H.R. 647, 90th Cong., 1st sess.)

A BILL To amend title 38 of the United States Code to provide that monthly social security

benefit payments shall not be considered as income in determining eligibility for pensions under that title

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That paragraph (5) of section 503 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(5) lump-sum death payments and month benefit payments under subchapter II of chapter 7 of title 42;".

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