H.R. 12737 (94th): A bill to amend title 38 of the United States Code to authorize a presumption of service connection for cause of death in certain cases involving veterans who had been rated permanently and totally disabled due to service-connected disability for at least 1 year immediately preceding death.


Mar 23, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 23, 1976, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David Emery

Representative for Maine's 1st congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

3/23/1976--Introduced.Authorizes the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to presume a service-connected cause of death for purposes of the payment of dependency and indemnity compensation when a veteran had a service-connected disability ... Read more >

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Mar 23, 1976

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H.R. 11631 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 2, 1976

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