H.R. 3374 (107th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a minimum pension rate for certain veterans.

107th Congress, 2001–2002. Text as of Nov 29, 2001 (Introduced).

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HR 3374 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3374

To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a minimum pension rate for certain veterans.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 29, 2001

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


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a minimum pension rate for certain veterans.

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

SECTION 1. MINIMUM PENSION RATE.

    (a) IN GENERAL- (1) Subchapter II of chapter 15 of title 38, United States Code is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

‘Sec. 1526. Minimum pension rate

    ‘(a) APPLICATION OF MINIMUM PENSION RATE- If, in any year, the maximum annual rate of pension for a veteran entitled to receive a pension under this subchapter is less than the applicable baseline income level for that veteran, the Secretary shall apply that applicable baseline income level in lieu of the maximum annual rate of pension in determining the annual rate of pension paid to that veteran.

    ‘(b) APPLICABLE BASELINE INCOME LEVEL- In this section the term ‘applicable baseline income level’ means, with respect to a veteran, an amount equal to 125 percent of the poverty income level, as published by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, based on the residence and number of dependents of that veteran.’.

    (2) Section 1521(a) of such title is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘and subject to the minimum pension rate established by section 1526 of this title.’.

    (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 15 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1525 the following new item:

      ‘1526. Minimum pension rate.’.