S. 3596 (94th): Veterans Disability Compensation and Survivor Benefits Act

Jun 21, 1976 (94th Congress, 1975–1976)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Rupert Hartke
Senator from Indiana

This bill was introduced on June 21, 1976, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 21, 1976
Referred to Committee Jun 21, 1976
Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the rates of disability compensation for disabled veterans; to increase the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for their survivors.


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11 cosponsors (7D, 4R) (show)

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Veterans' Disability Compensation and Survivor Benefits Act -
Title I - Veterans Disability Compensation
Increases generally specified dollar amounts paid to eligible disabled veterans by the Veterans' Administration. Makes an additional payment available to veterans having a wife or child who is helpless or blind, or so nearly helpless or blined as to need or require the regular aid and attendance of another person.
Title II - Survivors Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
Increases generally specified dependency and indemnity compensation amounts paid to widows of eligible veterans and to children of deceased veterans not leaving a widow. Directs the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to carry out a detailed study of the dependency and indemnity compensation program.
Title III - Other Disabled Veterans' Program Improvements
Increases the clothing allowance for specifified disabled veterans. Increases the maximum amount of mortgage protection life insurance the Administrator may issue for disabled veterans. Allows the Administrator to provide automobile adaptive equipment to disabled veterans from all wars rather than just wars since World War II. Authorizes the Administrator to pay the cost of transportation of deceased veterans who had service-connected disabilities to a national cemetery for burial.
Title IV - Miscellaneous and Technical Amendments and Effective Date Provisions
Makes miscellaneous and technical amendments to title 38 (Veterans' Benefits) of the United States Code. Makes the provisions of this Act effective October 1, 1976.

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