H.R. 6054 (111th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase and to provide for an annual adjustment of the amounts of assistance payable by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans’ funeral and burial expenses.

Jul 30, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Charles Melancon
Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district
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Jul 30, 2010
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4045 (Related)
Veterans Burial Benefits Improvement Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 06, 2009


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

Introduced Jul 30, 2010
Referred to Committee Jul 30, 2010

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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).
Increases the authorized allowance for burial and funeral expenses for veterans who die as a result of a service-connected disability.
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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