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EXCERPT FROM PUBLIC LAW 93-295

TITLE II—SURVIVORS DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY

COMPENSATION

Sec. 207. (a) The Administrator of Veterans Affairs shall make a detailed study of claims for dependency and indemnity compensation relating to veterans, as defined in section 101(2), title 38, United States Code, who at time of death within six months prior to the date of enactment of this Act were receiving disability compensation from the Veterans Administration based upon a rating total and permanent in nature.

(b) The report of such study shall include (1) the number of the described cases, (2) the number of cases in which the specified benefit was denied, (3) an analysis of the reasons for each such denial, (4) an analysis of any difficulty which may have been encountered by the claimant in attempting to establish that the death of the veteran concerned was connected with his or her military, naval, or air service in the Armed Forces of the United States, and (5) data regarding the current financial status of the widow, widower, children, and parents in each case of denial.

(c) The report together with such comments and recommendations as the Administrator deems appropriate shall be submitted to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate not more than thirty days after the beginning of the Ninety-fourth Congress.

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION,
OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS,

Washington, D.C., January 20, 1975.
Hon. VANCE HARTKE,
Chairman, Committee on Veterans Affairs, U.S. Senate, Washing-

ton, D.C. DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN : Section 207 of Public Law 93-295, enacted May 31, 1974, directed the Administrator of Veterans Affairs to conduct a detailed study of claims filed for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation relating to veterans who, at time of death within six months prior to the enactment of Public Law 93–295, were receiving disability compensation from the Veterans' Administration based on rating total and permanent in nature. Enclosed are twelve copies of this completed study for your use.

Copies of this study have also been sent to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Sincerely,

RICHARD L. ROUDEBUSH,

Administrator.

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