Increased Rates of Compensation: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Compensation, Pension, and Insurance of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session, March 21 and 22, 1978

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Page 13 - ... increases in the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Price Index over a given base period.
Page 34 - For one year or more, or (3) For any period of time if a child was born of the marriage or was born to them before the marriage.
Page 14 - The ratings shall be based, as far as practicable, upon the average impairments of earning capacity resulting from such injuries in civil occupations...
Page 26 - ... central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, with corrective glasses, or central visual acuity of more than 20/200 if there is a field defect in which the peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than twenty degrees...
Page 62 - This law provides that a rating of total disability or permanent total disability which has been made for compensation, pension, or insurance purposes under laws administered by the Veterans...
Page 57 - Veterans with disabilities rated less than 50 percent are generally able to supplement their compensation payments with other income. In view of the basic justification for the additional allowances for dependents, we do not believe that these veterans, as a group, need the supplemental assistance from the Government proposed by section 2 of HR 2582.
Page 36 - active military, naval, or air service" includes active duty, any period of active duty for training during which the individual concerned was disabled or died from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in line of duty, and any period of inactive duty training during which the individual concerned was disabled or died from an injury incurred or aggravated in line of duty. (25) The term "Secretary concerned...
Page 36 - Active military, naval, and air service". This includes active duty, and period of active duty for training during which the individual concerned was disabled or died from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in line of duty, and any period of inactive duty training during which the individual concerned was disabled or died from an injury incurred or aggravated in line of duty. (b)
Page 17 - Payments of benefits due or to become due under any law administered by the Veterans' Administration shall not be assignable except to the extent specifically authorized by law, and such payments made to, or on account of, a beneficiary shall be exempt from taxation, shall be exempt from the claim of creditors, and shall not be liable to attachment, levy, or seizure by or under any legal or equitable process...
Page 36 - Notice. Notices for the taking of depositions in an investigation authorized by the Subcommittee shall be authorized and issued by the Chairman. The Chairman of the full Committee and the Ranking Minority Member of the Subcommittee shall be kept fully apprised of the authorization for the taking of depositions. Such notices shall specify a time and place of examination, and the name of the Subcommittee Member or Members or staff officer or officers who will take the deposition.

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