H.R. 6042 (111th): Dignity for our Nation’s Heroes Act

Jul 30, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on July 30, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Jul 30, 2010
Ron Klein
Representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district
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Jul 30, 2010
4 pages
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand burial benefits for certain homeless veterans.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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Dignity for our Nation's Heroes Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to cover the burial and funeral expenses of a deceased veteran: (1) who is homeless, has no next of kin or other person claiming the body, and does not have sufficient resources to cover such expenses; (2) whose service in the Armed Forces was not during wartime; and (3) who was either discharged under honorable conditions or died during a period deemed to be active service.
Prohibits any deduction from the burial allowance because of a veteran's assets or because of any contribution toward the burial and funeral expenses, unless the expenses incurred are covered by the United States, a state, an agency or political subdivision of the United States or a state, or the veteran's employer.

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