skip to main content

H.R. 5985 (110th): Compensation for Combat Veterans Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 7, 2008 (Introduced).


I

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5985

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 7, 2008

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

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the service treatable as service engaged in combat with the enemy for utilization of non-official evidence for proof of service-connection in a combat-related disease or injury.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Compensation for Combat Veterans Act.

2.

Clarification of service treatable as service engaged in combat with the enemy for utilization of non-official evidence for proof of service-connection in combat-related diseases or injuries

Section 1154(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by inserting (1) after (b); and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(2)

A veteran who during active service described in paragraph (1) served in a combat zone for purposes of section 112 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or a predecessor provision of law, shall be treated as having engaged in combat with the enemy in active service for purposes of that paragraph during such service in that combat zone.

.