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Text of To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase and to provide for an annual adjustment of the amounts of ...

...the amounts of assistance payable by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans’ funeral and burial expenses.

This bill was introduced on July 30, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 30, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6054

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 30, 2010

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

A BILL

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.

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Increase in amount of assistance payable by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans’ funeral and burial expenses

(a)

Increase in amount of assistance for burial expenses

Section 2302(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking $300 and inserting $1,200.

(b)

Increase in amount of plot allowance

Section 2303 of such title is amended by striking $300 each place it appears and inserting $720.

(c)

Increase in assistance for deaths from service-Connected disabilities

Section 2307 of such title is amended by striking $2,000 and inserting $3,830.

(d)

Annual adjustment of rates

(1)

In general

Chapter 23 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

2309.

Annual adjustment of benefit rates

Whenever there is an increase in benefit amounts payable under title II of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) as a result of a determination made under section 215(i) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 415(i)), the Secretary shall, effective on the date of such increase in benefit amounts, increase each maximum annual rate of payment under sections 2302, 2303, and 2307 of this title, as such rates were in effect immediately prior to the date of such increase in benefit amounts payable under title II of the Social Security Act, by the same percentage as the percentage by which such benefit amounts are increased.

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(2)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

2309. Annual adjustment of benefit rates.

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