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100th Congress

1st Session

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JOINT COMMITTEE PRINT NO. 1

TITLE 38-UNITED STATES CODE

VETERANS BENEFITS

AS AMENDED THROUGH MARCH 30, 1987

AND RELATED MATERIAL

PREPARED BY THE

COMMITTEES ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AND

UNITED STATES SENATE

MAY 1, 1987

Printed for the use of the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the House

of Representatives and United States Senate

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1987

67-934

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office

U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402

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G.V. (SONNY) MONTGOMERY, Mississippi, Chairman DON EDWARDS, California

GERALD B.H. SOLOMON, New York DOUGLAS APPLEGATE, Ohio

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT, Arkans DAN MICA, Florida

CHALMERS P. WYLIE, Ohio WAYNE DOWDY, Mississippi

BOB MCEWEN, Ohio LANE EVANS, Illinois

CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH, New Jersey MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio

BOB STUMP, Arizona TIMOTHY J. PENNY, Minnesota

DAN BURTON, Indiana HARLEY O. STAGGERS, JR., West Virginia MICHAEL BILIRAKIS, Florida J. ROY ROWLAND, Georgia

THOMAS J. RIDGE, Pennsylvania JOHN BRYANT, Texas

JOHN G. ROWLAND, Connecticut JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey

ROBERT K. DORNAN, California KENNETH J. GRAY, Illinois

ROBERT C. SMITH, New Hampshire
PAUL E. KANJORSKI, Pennsylvania

JACK DAVIS, Illinois
TOMMY F. ROBINSON, Arkansas
CHARLES W. STENHOLM, Texas
CLAUDE HARRIS, Alabama
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY II, Massachusetts
ELIZABETH J. PATTERSON, South Carolina
TIM JOHNSON, South Dakota
JIM JONTZ, Indiana

MACK FLEMING, Chief Counsel and Staff Director

SENATE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

ALAN CRANSTON, California, Chairman SPARK M. MATSUNAGA, Hawaii

FRANK H. MURKOWSKI, Alaska DENNIS DECONCINI, Arizona

ALAN K. SIMPSON, Wyoming GEORGE J. MITCHELL, Maine

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, West Virginia ROBERT T. STAFFORD, Vermont
BOB GRAHAM, Florida

ARLEN SPECTER, Pennsylvania
JONATHAN R. STEINBERG, Chief Counsel/Staff Director
ANTHONY J. PRINCIPI, Minority Chief Counsel/Staff Director

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TITLE 38—UNITED STATES CODE

FOREWORD

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Title 38, United States Code “Veterans Benefits” is a codification of laws in the field of veterans' affairs coming within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the House of Representatives and United States Senate. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act also fall within the committees' jurisdiction and is included in this publication.

This publication was first issued September 15, 1958, and contains the exact text of title 38 as amended through March 30, 1987.

A number of editorial changes have been made in order to make this publication useful to agencies, organizations, and individuals concerned with veterans' affairs. The table of cross references has been updated to reflect changes through March 30, 1987, and a new table of Public Laws which amended title 38 has been added. Many of the historical tables contained in previous editions of this joint committee print are not contained in this edition because of the cost of reproducing the tables. Persons and organizations who have occasion to refer to these tables should retain their copies of them. The committees will consider issuing a separate committee print containing historical information if there is sufficient demand for such information.

This edition of title 38, United States Code, has been printed with the assistance of computer technology and has been stored on computer tape. It is the committees' intention to update the code following the first session of the 100th Congress and to issue a revised joint committee print following the end of the 100th Congress.

The staff of the General Counsel of the Veterans' Administration provided essential assistance in producing this publication. The Office of Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives also provided invaluable assistance and guidance. The committees appreciate the assistance rendered by both offices. We invite comments and corrections from the users of this publication in order to ensure that it remains as valuable as it has been in the past.

G.V. MONTGOMERY,
Chairman, Committee on

Veterans' Affairs, House of

Representatives
ALAN CRANSTON,
Chairman, Committee

оп
Veterans' Affairs, United
States Senate.

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