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(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: "9602. 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, 1949, 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) Section (h) of section 612 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(h) Any veteran who as a veteran of World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era is receiving increased pension under section 521 (d) of this title based on need of regular aid and attendance may be furnished drugs or medicines ordered on prescription of a duly licensed physician as specific therapy in the treatment of an illness or injury suffered by the veteran."

SEC. 5. (a) Section 1901 (a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out “World War II or the Korean conflict" and inserting in lieu thereof “World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era”.

(b) Section 1905 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "g 1905. Applications

“The benefits of this chapter shall be made available to any veteran who meets the eligibility requirements of this chapter and who makes application for such benefits in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Administrator.”

Sec. 6. Except as provided in section 7, the amendments made by sections 2 and 3 of this Act shall become effective on the first day of the first calendar month which begins more than ten days after the date of enactment of this Act. The amendments made by sections 4 and 5 of this Act shall become effective upon enactment.

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 two-year 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.

Passed the Senate February 7, 1967.
Attest:

FRANCIS R. VALEO,

Secretary.

[H.R. 180, 90th Cong., 1st sess.]

A BILL To provide additional readjustment assistance to veterans who served in the

Armed Forces during the Vietnam era, and for other purposes

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 “Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act”.

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

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“(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.”

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

* (29) The term 'Vietnam era' means the period beginning August 5, 1964, 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 requirements 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 ended 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 requirement 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 Korean conflict veteran, or (D) before the expiration of ten years following termination of

the Vietnam era in the case 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 to read as follows:

“(a) Whenever there is no widow entitled to pension under section 541 of this title, the Administrator shall pay to the child or children of each veterai 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 monthly rate of $38 for one child, and $15 for each additional child.”.

(h) The catchline of section 542 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: 8 542. Children of World 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 THE 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."

SEC. 4. (a) Section 602 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "& 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, 1949, 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) Any veteran who as a veteran of World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era is receiving increased pension under section 521(d) of this title based on need of regular aid and attendance may be furnished drugs or medicines ordered on prescription of a duly licensed physician as specific therapy in the treatment of an illness or injury suffered by the veteran.”

SEC. 5. Section 1901 (a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out “World War II or the Korean conflict” and inserting in lieu thereof "World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era".

[H.R. 343, 90th Cong., 1st sess. ]

A BILL To provide additional readjustment assistance to veterans who served in the

Armed Forces during the Vietnam era, and for other purposes 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 Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act”.

Sec. 2. (a) Paragraph (11) of section 101 of title 38, United States Çode, 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.”

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

(29) The term “Vietnam era' means the period beginning August 5, 1964, 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 requirements 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 ended 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: “8 521. 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 requirement 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 Korean conflict veteran, or (D) before the expiration of ten years following termination of

the Vietnam era in the case of a Vietnam era veteran or”. (f) The catchline of section 541 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: 8541. 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 to read as follows:

“(a) Whenever there is no widow entitled to pension under section 541 of this title, the Administrator shall pay to the child or children 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 å service-connected disability, pension at the monthly rate of $38 for one child, and $15 for each additional child.”

(h) The catchline of section 542 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "g 542. Children of World 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 THE 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."

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

"g 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, 1949, 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) Any veteran who as a veteran of World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era is receiving increased pension under section 521 (d) of this title based on need of regular aid and attendance may be furnished drugs or medicines ordered on prescription of a duly licensed physician as specific therapy in the treatment of an illness or injury suffered by the veteran."

SEC. 5. Section 1901 (a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out “World War II or the Korean conflict” and inserting in lieu thereof "World War II, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era".

[H.R. 2584, 90th Cong., 1st sess.)

A BILL To amend title 38, United States Code, to define service in the Armed Forces since

August 5, 1964, as service during the Vietnam era and to provide that veterans of such service be eligible for those benefits restricted to veterans of wartime service, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (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

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