H. R. 464
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 10, 2019
Mr. Jones introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain totally disabled veterans.
Automatic enrollment for dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain totally disabled veterans
Section 1318(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
The Secretary and inserting
(1) The Secretary; and
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
In carrying out paragraph (1), the Secretary shall treat a notification of the death of a veteran described in subsection (b) as a claim by the surviving spouse and children of the deceased veteran for benefits under this chapter. The Secretary may not require that such spouse and children file a claim for such benefits.
The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to deaths of veterans occurring on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.