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Text of the Veterans’ Benefits Reform Act of 1995

This bill was introduced on July 24, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 1995 (Introduced).

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S 995 IS

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 995

To amend title 38, United States Code, to restrict payment of a clothing allowance to incarcerated veterans and to create a presumption of permanent and total disability for pension purposes for certain veterans who are patients in a nursing home.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 29 (legislative day, JUNE 19), 1995

Mr. SIMPSON (by request) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to restrict payment of a clothing allowance to incarcerated veterans and to create a presumption of permanent and total disability for pension purposes for certain veterans who are patients in a nursing home.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Veterans’ Benefits Reform Act of 1995’.

SEC. 2. CLOTHING ALLOWANCE FOR INCARCERATED VETERANS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Chapter 53 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 5313 the following new section:

‘Sec. 5313A. Limitation on payment of clothing allowance to incarcerated veterans

    ‘In the case of a veteran incarcerated in a Federal, State, or local penal institution for a period in excess of sixty days and furnished clothing without charge by the institution, the amount of any clothing allowance payable to such veteran under section 1162 of this title shall be reduced on a pro rata basis for each day on which the veteran was so incarcerated during the twelve-month period preceding the date on which payment of the allowance would be under regulations promulgated by the Secretary.’.

    (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 5313 the following new item:

      ‘5313A. Limitation on payment of clothing allowance to incarcerated veterans.’

SEC. 3. PRESUMPTION OF PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY FOR CERTAIN VETERANS WHO ARE NURSING-HOME PATIENTS.

    Section 1502(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting ‘is 65 years of age or older and a patient in a nursing home or, regardless of age,’ after ‘such a person’.