S. 407 (111th): Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2009

Introduced:
Feb 10, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 111-37.
Sponsor
Daniel Akaka
Senator from Hawaii
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Aug 25, 2010
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 423 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 27, 2007

H.R. 1513 (Related)
Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2009

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 30, 2009

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 30, 2009.

Progress
Introduced Feb 10, 2009
Referred to Committee Feb 10, 2009
Reported by Committee May 21, 2009
Passed Senate Jun 10, 2009
Passed House Jun 23, 2009
Signed by the President Jun 30, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2009, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, to codify increases in the rates of such compensation that were effective as of December 1, 2008, and for other purposes.

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jun 23, 2009 6:57 p.m.
Passed 403/0

 
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6/30/2009--Public Law.
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase, as of December 1, 2009, the rates of veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children.
Requires each such increase to be the same percentage as the increase in benefits provided under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, on the same effective date. Codifies under federal law the rates of such compensation as increased under the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008.

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