H.R. 4045 (111th): Veterans Burial Benefits Improvement Act of 2009

Nov 06, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Shelley Berkley
Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district
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H.R. 5833 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: May 18, 2012


This bill was introduced on November 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Nov 06, 2009
Referred to Committee Nov 06, 2009
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase burial benefits for veterans, and for other purposes.


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Veterans Burial Benefits Improvement Act of 2009 - Increases the authorized allowance for burial and funeral expenses for deceased veterans who:
(1) at the time of death were in receipt of veterans' disability compensation or veterans' pension benefits; or
(2) were veterans of any war or were discharged or released from active military service for a service-connected disability and for whom there is no next of kin or sufficient resources to cover funeral and burial costs.
Increases the burial plot allowance for veterans who, at the time of death, were receiving hospital or nursing home care in or through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Authorizes the annual adjustment of such allowances by the same percentage increase as adjustments to benefit amounts payable under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act.

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