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918T CONGRESS

1st SESSION

H. R. 10913

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 5, 1969 Mr. Teague of Texas (by request) introduced the following bill; which was

referred to the Committee on Veterans Affairs

A BILL To amend chapter 13 of title 38 of the United States Code to

provide that widows of veterans who die while suffering from a total and permanent service-connected disability shall be entitled to dependency and indemnity compensation under that chapter, and to provide an alternative widow's rate of dependency and indemnity compensation.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 That the first sentence of subsection (a) of section 410 of

4 title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting imme5 diately before “, the Administrator" the following: "or while 6 suffering from a total disability permanent in nature resulting 7 from a service-connected disability”.

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SEC. 2. Subsection (a) of section 411 of title 38, United

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i States Code, is amended by inserting immediately before the 2 period at the end thereof the following: “, or $120 plus 12 3 per centum of the amount of compensation her husband would 4 have received, but for his death, under chapter 11 of this 5 title for the month in which he died, whichever is greater”. 6 SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on the first day of the

7 first calendar month which begins more than thirty days after

8 the date of enactment.

91st CONGRESS

1ST SESSION

H. R. 12410

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JUNE 25, 1969 Mr. MURPHY of New York introduced the following bill; which was referred

to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend chapter 13 of title 38, United States Code, to increase

dependency and indemnity compensation for widows and

children, and for other purposes. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 That section 411 of title 38, United States Code, is amended

4 to read as follows:

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"§ 411. Dependency and indemnity compensation to a

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widow

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“ (a) Dependency and indemnity compensation shall be 8 paid to a widow at a monthly rate equal to $130 plus 12 9

per centum of the basic pay of her deceased husband or at a monthly rate of $165, whichever is greater.

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1 “ (b) If there is a widow and one or more children 2 below the age of eighteen of a deceased veteran, the depend3 ency and indemnity compensation paid monthly to the

4 widow shall be increased by $20 for each such child.

5 “ (c) If any widow is entitled to dependency and in6 demnity compensation under subsection (a) and is in need 7 of regular aid and attendance, the monthly rate of depend8 ency and indemnity compensation payable to her shall be

9 increased by $50.

10 “ (d) If the amount determined under subsection (a) 11 involves a fraction of a dollar, the amount payable there12 under shall be increased by the Administrator to the next

13 higher dollar.”

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SEC. 2. Section 413 of title 38, United States Code, is

15 amended to read as follows:

16 “g 413. Dependency and indemnity compensation to chil

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"Whenever there is no widow of a deceased veteran

19 entitled to dependency and indemnity compensation, de20 pendency and indemnity compensation shall be paid in equal

21 shares to the children of the deceased veteran at the follow

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“(4) More than three children, $164, plus $32 for each child in excess of three.”

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3 SEC. 3. (a) Subsection (a) of section 414 of title 38, 4 United States Code, is amended by striking out “$29" and 5 inserting in lieu thereof “$32”.

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(b) Subsection (b) of section 414 of such title is 7 amended by striking out “$80” and inserting in lieu thereof

8 "$88".

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(c) Subsection (c) of section 414 of such title is 10 amended by striking out “$41” and inserting in lieu thereof 11 "$45”.

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SEC. 4. Section 410 (a) of title 38, United States Code, 13 is amended to read as follows:

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“(a) The Administrator shall pay dependency and in15

demnity compensation to the widow, children, and parents 16 of any veteran who dies (1) after December 31, 1956, from 17

a service connected or compensable disability, or (2) while 18 in receipt of or while entitled to receive compensation for a 19 service-connected disability which was permanently and 20 totally disabling for twenty years or longer. The standards 21 and criteria for determining whether or not a disability is 22 service connected shall be those applicable under chapter 11 23 of this title. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply 24 where the death of a veteran occurs as a result of accidental

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