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BILLS ON SERVICE-CONNECTED COMPENSATION

AND BURIAL BENEFITS

JUNE 16 AND 17, 1958

Printed for the use of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Pages of all hearings are numbered cumulatively to permit a
comprehensive index at the end of the Congress. Page numbers
lower than those in this hearing refer to other legislation.

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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas, Chairman W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina

EDITH NOURSE ROGERS, Massachusetts I ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia

BERNARD W. (PAT) KEARNEY, New York FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana GEORGE A. SHUFORD, North Carolina PAUL A. FINO, New York GEORGE H. CHRISTOPHER, Missouri PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., Michigan

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania B. F. SISK, California

FLORENCE P. DWYER, New Jersey JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

A. ALLEN SMITH, California
WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California
ERWIN MITCHELL, Georgia
ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee

OLIVER E. MEADOWS, Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEES

ADMINISTRATION

ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia, Chairman CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., Michigan

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania

COMPENSATION AND PENSION

W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina, Chairman GEORGE H. CHRISTOPHER, Missouri PAUL A. FINO, New York CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., Michigan

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas, Chairman W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina

E, ROSS ADAIR, Indiana ERWIN MITCHELL, Georgia

FLORENCE P. DWYER, New Jersey

HOSPITALS

ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia
WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado
GEORGE A. SHUFORD, North Carolina
GEORGE H. CHRISTOPHER, Missouri
B. F. SISK, California
JAMES A. HALEY, Florida
ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee

Chairman
BERNARD W. (PAT) KEARNEY. New York
WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio
PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska
JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania
H. ALLEN SMITH, California

HOUSING

GEORGE A. SHUFORD, North Carolina, Chairman B. F. SISK, California

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska

INSURANCE

WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado, Chairman WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

H. ALLEN SMITH, California ERWIN MITCHELL, Georgia

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California

SPANISH WAR

FRANK W, BOYKIN, Alabama, Chairman W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina

PAUL A. FINO, New York ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee

FLORENCE P. DWYER, New Jersey

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Adair, Hon. E. Ross.

3819-3820

Addonizio, Hon. Hugh J.-

3820

American Legion:

Dr. Irving Brick, medical consultant -

3894

John Corcoran, national rehabilitation director. 3878–3883, 3892, 3896-3901

C. H. Olson, assistant legislative director -

3877–3878

Dr. H. D. Shapiro, medical consultant-

3883–3896

American Medical Association, letter from.

3900–3901

AMVETS, John R. Holden, national legislative director.. 3873–3874, 3876

Aspinall, Hon. Wayne N.

3832–3833

Blinded 'Veterans Association, Dr. William M. Thompson, executive di-

rector.

3833–3835

Brick, Dr. Irving (See American Legion.)

Cash, Chester (See Disabled American Veterans.)

Christopher, Hon. George H.

3863-3865, 3867, 3871, 3872

Counsel of the committee..

3847

Corcoran, John (See American Legion.)

Clark, Omer (See Disabled American Veterans.)

Cramer, Hon. William C.-

3845-3849

Disabled American Veterans:

Chester Cash, assistant director of claims.

3859

Omer Clark, director of legislation -

3855–3862

Cicero F. Hogan, director of claims.

3863–3865

Dorn, Hon. W. J. Bryan.

3775,

3816, 3818, 3833, 3835, 3837, 3845, 3847, 3848, 3850, 3852, 3855,

3873, 3876–3878, 3883, 3884, 3887, 3892–3894, 3896, 3898–3901.

Driver, William J. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Fino, Hon. Paul A.

3877, 3892, 3893, 3898, 3899, 3920–3922

Granahan, Hon. Kathryn E.

3818

Henderson, Hon. John E.

3850–3854

Hogan, Cicero F. (See Disabled American Veterans.)

Holt, Hon. Joe.

3836–3837

Jones, Norman D. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)

Kee, Hon. Elizabeth

3816

Knapp, Donald C. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Letters concerning diagnoses of multiple sclerosis.-

3820–3831

Michel, Hon. Robert H.

3831, 3832

Olson, C. H. (See American Legion.)

Robsion, Hon. John M., Jr.

3819

Rogers, Hon. Edith Nourse. 3837, 3847, 3855, 3864–3869, 3894, 3921, 3922

Saylor, Hon. John P..

3894–3896, 3899, 3900, 3919, 3920

Shapiro, Dr. H. D. (See American Legion.)

Siler, Hon. Eugene.

3816-3818

Smith, Hon. Frank E.

3837–3844

Stover, Francis M. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)

Teague, Hon. Charles M..

3833,

3835, 3836, 3847, 3855, 3894, 3918, 3919, 3921, 3922

Veterans' Administration:

William J. Driver, Chief Benefits Director -

3917-3921

Donald C. Knapp, Office, Associate General Counsel for Legis-

lation...

3901-3918

Veterans of Foreign Wars:

Norman D. Jones, assistant director of rehabilitation

3866-3872

Francis M. Stover, counsel to legislative service

3865–3866

SERVICE-CONNECTED COMPENSATION

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1958

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’AFFAIRS,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a. m., pursuant to call, in room 356, Old House Office Building, Washington, D. C., Hon. W. J. Bryan Dorn (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Mr. Dorn. The subcommittee will come to order.

We are meeting this morning to consider 50 bills relating to the general subject of service-connected compensation. These bills follow the general categories of extending the presumptive periods for service connection; prohibiting severance of service connection after 10 years; the freezing of the 1945 rating schedule; increasing burial benefits, and a group of miscellaneous bills having to do with such items as furnishing an allowance for clothing which is damaged due to prosthetic appliances.

All of the authors of these bills have been invited to testify.

Following completion of this group of witnesses we will hear from representatives of the veterans' organizations and the hearings will be closed with testimony from the Veterans Administration.

Without objection, I will insert at this point in the record the text of all of the bills pending before us as well as the reports thereon from the Veterans Administration and a summary of the various proposals.

(The bills referred to follow :)

[H. R. 65, 85th Cong., 1st sess. ]

A BILL To provide certain allowances and benefits to personnel of the Veterans' Adminis

tration who are United States citizens and are assigned to the Veterans' Administration office in the Republic of the Philippines

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs may, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the President or his designee, provide to personnel of the Veterans' Administration who are United States citizens and are assigned by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to the Veterans' Administration office in the Republic of the Philippines, allowances and benefits similar to those provided by the following sections of the Foreign Service Act of 1946:

Section 901 (1) (relating to allowances for temporary and permanent living quarters, heat, light, fuel, gas, and electricity).

Section 901 (3) (relating to allowances to provide for the proper representation of the United States).

Section 902 (relating to an allotment for official residence of chief American representative).

Section 903 (relating to accounting for allowances).
Section 911 (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (7), and (9) (relating to travel expenses).
Section 913 (relating to transportation of automobiles).

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