H.R. 2062 (103rd): To amend chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code, to provide that veterans who are former ...

...prisoners of war shall be deemed to have a service-connected disability rated as total for the purposes of determining the benefits due to such

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of May 11, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 2062 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2062

To amend chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code, to provide that veterans who are former prisoners of war shall be deemed to have a service-connected disability rated as total for the purposes of determining the benefits due to such veterans.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 11, 1993

Mr. FISH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code, to provide that veterans who are former prisoners of war shall be deemed to have a service-connected disability rated as total for the purposes of determining the benefits due to such veterans.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DISABILITY RATING FOR FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR.

    (a) RATING OF DISABILITY- Chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) by striking subsection (b) of section 1112;

      (2) by redesignating subsection (c) of section 1112 as subsection (b); and

      (3) by inserting after section 1116 the following new section:

‘Sec. 1117. Disability rating for former prisoners of war

    ‘A veteran who is a former prisoner of war shall be deemed to have a service-connected disability rated as total for the purpose of determining the benefits due such veteran under this title.’.

    (b) AMENDMENTS TO TABLE OF SECTIONS- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1116 the following new item:

      ‘1117. Disability rating for former prisoners of war.’.