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American Legion: Corcoran, John J., director, national rehabilitation

Pago
commission --

2570-2579
AMVETS: Rossignuolo, Ralph J., acting assistant national legislative
director

2581-2583

Bacon, Oliver C. (See Blinded Veterans Association.)

Bills considered, Subcommittee on Compensation and Pension:

Text..

2467-2496

Veterans' Administration reports on.

2496–2514

Blinded Veterans Association: Bacon, Oliver C., statement.

2588, 2589

Chairman, Subcommittee on Compensation and Pension. (See Dorn,

Hon. W. J. Bryan.)

Christopher, Daniel D. v. United States of America, Civil Action No. 29556,

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - 2514-2523

Compensation increases, history.

2523-2526

Corcoran, John J. (See American Legion.)
Costlow, Owsley C., letter.

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Daniels, Hon. Ďominick V.

2535

Denton, Hon. Winfield K..

2538, 2539

Disabilities assigned 10-percent rating for compensation purposes.- 2579-2581

Disabled American Veterans:

Bills proposed, data on.

2544-2550

Huber, Charles L., national director of legislation... 2542–2548, 2551, 2552

Donohue, Hon. Harold D..

2536, 2537

Dorn, Hon. W. J. Bryan.

2533-2535, 2538-2540, 2542, 2544, 2548, 2551-2553, 2558, 2561,

2562, 2564, 2565, 2567, 2570, 2577, 2579, 2581-2585, 2588, 2589,

2591, 2613, 2620.

Driver, William J. (See Veterans' Administration.)
Dunton, Ethel A., letter---

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Federation of All

' Veterans, United States of America: Gerald, J. Bates,

national legislative director.

2540-2542

Fino, Hon. Paul A.

2533, 2534, 2567, 2579, 2583, 2588, 2613

Ford, Hon. Gerald R..

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Gerald, J. Bates. (See Federation of All Veterans, United States of

America.)

Golick, Richard P. (See Military Order of the Purple Heart.)

Gonzalez, Hon. Henry B.:

Exhibits submitted.

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Statement...

2613-2618

Halpern, Hon. Seymour.

2539, 2540
Hanley, Hon. James A.

2539, 2542, 2588, 2613
History of compensation increases.

2523–2526
Huber, Charles L. (See Disabled American Veterans.)
Kornegay, Hon. Horace R..

2567, 2577-2579, 2582, 2588, 2613
Military Order of the Purple Heart: Golick, Richard P., national service
director, letter---

2590
Oles, Col. Floyd. (See Reserve Officer's Association.)
Paralyzed Veterans of America:
Questionnaire to service officers.

2528-2532
Schweikert, Harry A., Jr., executive secretary

2565-2567
Service-connected members, survey -

2568-2570
Pennsylvania, Eastern District, US. District Court, Civil Action No.
29556.

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III

SERVICE-CONNECTED COMPENSATION

TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1965

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMITTEE ON COMPENSATION AND PENSION
OF THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS,

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

Mr. Dorn. The subcommittee will come to order.

We are meeting this morning to begin our hearings on serviceconnected compensation legislation which has been introduced and which has been referred to this subcommittee for action.

Without objection, I will insert at this point in the hearings, the text of the bills which have been referred, together with the Veterans' Administration's reports thereon, as well as other material pertinent to this hearing.

[H.R. 168, 89th Cong., 1st sess.)

A BILL To amend title 38 of the United States Code to provide increases in the rates of

disability compensation to reflect the increase in the cost of living from the year 1933

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Americu in Congrc88 U88embled, That (a) section 314 of title 38, United States Code, is amended

(1) by striking out "$20" in subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof '$22" ;

(2) by striking out "$38" in subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof *$42”;

(3) by striking out "$58" in subsection (c) and inserting in lieu thereof “$61";

(4) by striking out "$77” in subsection (d) and inserting in lieu thereof "$85";

(5) by striking out “$107" in subsection (e) and inserting in lieu thereof "$119";

(6) by striking out "$128" in subsection (f) and inserting in lieu thereof “$142";

(7) by striking out "$149" in subsection (g) and inserting in lieu thereof "$165";

(8) by striking out “$170" in subsection (h) and inserting in lieu thereof "$189" ;

(9) by striking out "$191" in subsection (i) and inserting in lieu thereof "$212”;

(10) by striking out “$250" in subsection (1) and inserting in lieu thereof "$278";

(11) by striking out "$525" in subsections (k), (o), and (p) and Inserting in lieu thereof “$583";

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(12) by striking out “$340” in subsection (1) and inserting in lieu thereof "$377" ;

(13) by striking out "$390” in subsection (m) and inserting in lieu thereof "$433”;

(14) by striking out “$440" in subsection (n) and inserting in lieu thereof "$488"';

(15) by striking out "$200" in subsection (r) and inserting in lieu thereof "$222"; and

(16) by striking out "$290" in subsection (s) and inserting in lieu thereof "$322”. (b) The Administrator of Veterans' Affairs may adjust administratively, consistent with the increases authorized by this section, the rates of disability compensation payable to persons with the purview of section 10 of Public Law 85–857 who are not in receipt of compensation payable pursuant to chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code.

Sec. 2. The compensation payable pursuant to the amendments made by this Act shall be payable beginning with the first day of the second calendar month following the date of enactment of this Act.

[H.R. 169, 89th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To amend title 38 of the United States Code to provide an increase of $75 per

month in the rate of compensation payable to totally disabled veterans and proportionate increases in the compensation payable to other disabled veterans

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 314 of title 38, United States Code, is amended

(1) by striking out "$20" in subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof “$21" ;

(2) by striking out "$38" in subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof "$40";

(3) by striking out "$58" in subsection (c) and inserting in lieu thereof "$62" ;

(4) by striking out "$77" in subsection (d) and inserting in lieu thereof "$85";

(5) by striking out “$107” in subsection (e) and inserting in lieu thereof "$120";

(6) by striking out “$128" in subsection (f) and inserting in lieu thereof “$145";

(7) by striking out “$149" in subsection (g) and inserting in lieu thereof "$170";

(8) by striking out “$170” in subsection (h) and inserting in lieu thereof "$195";

(9) by striking out "$191" in subsection (1) and inserting in lieu thereof "$220" ;

(10) by striking out "$250" in subsection (j) and inserting in lieu thereof “$325" ;

(11) by striking out "$525” in subsections (k), (0), and (p) and inserting in lieu thereof “$600";

(12) by striking out “$340" in subsection (1) and inserting in lieu thereof "$415";

(13) by striking out “$390" in subsection (m) and inserting in lieu thereof “$465";

(14) by striking out "$440” in subsection (n) and inserting in lieu thereof “$515”; and

(15) by striking out "$290" in subsection (s) and inserting in lieu thereof “$365". (b) The Administrator of Veterans' Affairs may adjust administratively, consistent with the increases authorized by this section, the rates of disability compensation payable to persons within the purview of section 10 of Public Law 85–857 who are not in receipt of compensation payable pursuant to chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code.

SEC. 2. The compensation payable pursuant to the amendments made by this Act shall be payable beginning with the first day of the second calendar month following the date of enactment of this Act.

(H.R. 170, 89th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To amend title 38 of the United States Code to provide increases in the rates of

disability compensation approximating 8 percent Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 314 of title 38, United States Code, is amended

(1) by striking out "$20" in subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof "$22" ;

(2) by striking out "$38" in subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof "$41";

(3) by striking out "$58" in subsection (c) and inserting in lieu thereof "$63";

(4) by striking out “$77” in subsection (d) and inserting in lieu thereof "$83" ;

(5) by striking out "$107" in subsection (e) and inserting in lieu thereof “$116" ;

(6) by striking out "$128" in subsection (f) and inserting in lieu thereof "$138":

(7) by striking out “$149" in subsection (g) and inserting in lieu thereof “$161";

(8) by striking out “$170" in subsection (h) and inserting in lieu thereof "$184" ;

(9) by striking out “$191" in subsection (i) and inserting in lieu thereof “$206";

(10) by striking out "$250" in subsection (j) and inserting in lieu thereof "$270" ;

(11) by striking out "$525" in subsections (k), (o), and (p) and inserting in lieu thereof “$567" ;

(12) by striking out "$340” in subsection (1) and inserting in lieu thereof “$367”;

(13) by striking out “$390” in subsection (m) and inserting in lieu thereof "$421”;

(14) by striking out “$440" in subsection (n) and inserting in lieu thereof "$475";

(15) by striking out "$200" in subsection (r) and inserting in lieu thereof "$216"; and

(16) by striking out “$290” in subsection (s) and inserting in lieu thereof "$313". (b) The Administrator of Veterans' Affairs may adjust administratively, consistent with the increases authorized by this section, the rates of disability compensation payable to persons within the purview of section 10 of Public Law 85–857 who are not in receipt of compensation payable pursuant to chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code.

SEC. 2. The compensation payable pursuant to the amendments made by this Act shall be payable beginning with the first day of the second calendar month following the date of enactment of this Act.

(H.R. 171, 89th Cong., 1st sess.] A BILL To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide increases in rates of disability

compensation Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 314 of title 38, United States Code, is amended

(1) by striking out “$38” in subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof "$40";

(2) by striking out “$58” in subsection (c) and inserting in lieu thereof "$60";

(3) by striking out “$77” in subsection (d) and inserting in lieu thereof "$80";

(4) by striking out "$107" in subsection (e) and inserting in lieu thereof "$110";

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