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[H.R. 3340 Reported in House (RH)]

                                                 Union Calendar No. 164

103d CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 3340

                          [Report No. 103-312]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

To amend 38, United States Code, to provide a cost-of-living adjustment 
   in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-
   connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity 
  compensation for survivors of such veterans, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                            October 28, 1993

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House 
          on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed





                                                 Union Calendar No. 164
103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3340

                          [Report No. 103-312]

To amend 38, United States Code, to provide a cost-of-living adjustment 
   in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-
   connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity 
  compensation for survivors of such veterans, and for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 21, 1993

 Mr. Slattery (for himself, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Montgomery, Mr. Stump, 
 Mr. Applegate, Mr. Everett, Mr. Evans, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Sangmeister, 
Mr. King, Mr. Edwards of Texas, Mr. Tejeda, and Mr. Spence) introduced 
 the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' 
                                Affairs

                            October 28, 1993

 Additional sponsors: Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Ridge, Mr. Hefner, Mr. 
 Richardson, Mr. Stenholm, Mr. Payne of Virginia, Mr. Parker, and Mr. 
                                 Ortiz

                            October 28, 1993

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House 
          on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
  [Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
To amend 38, United States Code, to provide a cost-of-living adjustment 
   in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-
   connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity 
  compensation for survivors of such veterans, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES TO TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Veterans' 
-B-e-n-e-f-i-t-s Compensation Rates Amendments of 1993''.
    (b) References.--Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever 
in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an 
amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference 
shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of title 
38, United States Code.

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SEC. -1-0-1-.2. DISABILITY COMPENSATION.

    Section 1114 is amended--
            (1) by striking out ``$85'' in subsection (a) and inserting 
        in lieu thereof ``$87'';
            (2) by striking out ``$162'' in subsection (b) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$166'';
            (3) by striking out ``$247'' in subsection (c) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$253'';
            (4) by striking out ``$352'' in subsection (d) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$361'';
            (5) by striking out ``$502'' in subsection (e) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$515'';
            (6) by striking out ``$632'' in subsection (f) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof -`-`-$-6-3-9-'-' $648'';
            (7) by striking out ``$799'' in subsection (g) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$819'';
            (8) by striking out ``$924'' in subsection (h) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$948'';
            (9) by striking out ``$1,040'' in subsection (i) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$1,067'';
            (10) by striking out ``$1,730'' in subsection (j) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$1,774'';
            (11) by striking out ``$2,152'' and ``$3,015'' in 
        subsection (k) and inserting in lieu thereof ``$2,207'' and 
        ``$3,093'', respectively;
            (12) by striking out ``$2,152'' in subsection (l) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$2,207'';
            (13) by striking out ``$2,371'' in subsection (m) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$2,432'';
            (14) by striking out ``$2,698'' in subsection (n) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$2,768'';
            (15) by striking out ``$3,015'' each place it appears in 
        subsections (o) and (p) and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``$3,093'';
            (16) by striking out ``$1,295'' and ``$1,928'' in 
        subsection (r) and inserting in lieu thereof ``$1,328'' and 
        ``$1,978'', respectively; and
            (17) by striking out $1,935'' in subsection (s) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$1,985''.

SEC. -1-0-2-. 3. ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR DEPENDENTS.

    Section 1115(1) is amended--
            (1) by striking out ``$103'' in clause (A) and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``$105'';
            (2) by striking out ``$174'' and ``$54'' in clause (B) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$178'' and ``$55'', respectively;
            (3) by striking out ``$71'' and ``$54'' in clause (C) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$72'' and ``$55'', respectively;
            (4) by striking out ``$82'' in clause (D) and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``$84'';
            (5) by striking out ``$191'' in clause (E) and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``$195''; and
            (6) by striking out ``$160'' in clause (F) and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``$164''.

SEC. -1-0-3-. 4. CLOTHING ALLOWANCE FOR CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS.

    Section 1162 is amended by striking out ``$466'' and inserting in 
lieu thereof ``$478''.

SEC. -1-0-4-. 5. DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION FOR SURVIVING 
              SPOUSES.

    Section 1311 is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking out ``$750'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$769'';
            (2) in subsection (a)(2), by striking out ``$165'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$169'';
            (3) in subsection (a)(3), by striking out the table therein 
        and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

                           Monthly                              Monthly 
``Pay grade                   rate   Pay grade.............        rate 
    E-7...............        $794       O-3...............        $897 
    E-8...............         838       O-4...............         948 
    E-9...............      \1\875       O-5...............       1,044 
    W-1...............         812       O-6...............       1,177 
    W-2...............         844       O-7...............       1,271 
    W-3...............         869       O-8...............       1,392 
    W-4...............         920       O-9...............       1,492 
    O-1...............         812       O-10..............    \2\1,636 
    O-2...............         838   ......................  ...........
                                                                        

``\1\If the veteran served as sergeant major of the Army, senior 
enlisted advisor of the Navy, chief master sergeant of the Air Force, 
sergeant major of the Marine Corps, or master chief petty officer of 
the Coast Guard, at the applicable time designated by section 402 of 
this title, the surviving spouse's rate shall be $943.
``\2\If the veteran served as Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Joint 
Chiefs of Staff, Chief of Staff of the Army, Chief of Naval Operations, 
Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Commandant of the Marine Corps, or 
Commandant of the Coast Guard, at the applicable time designated by 
section 402 of this title, the surviving spouse's rate shall be 
-$-1-,-7-4-3 $1,753.'';
            (4) in subsection (c), by striking out ``$191'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$195''; and
            (5) in subsection (d), by striking out ``$93'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$95''.

SEC. -1-0-5-. 6. DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION FOR CHILDREN.

    (a) DIC for Orphan Children.--Section 1313(a) is amended--
            (1) by striking out ``$319'' in clause (1) and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``$327'';
            (2) by striking out ``$460'' in clause (2) and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``$471'';
            (3) by striking out ``$595'' in clause (3) and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``$610''; and
            (4) by striking out ``$595'' and ``$117'' in clause (4) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$610'' and ``$120'', respectively.
    (b) Supplemental DIC for Disabled Adult Children.--Section 1314 is 
amended--
            (1) by striking out ``$191'' in subsection (a) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$195'';
            (2) by striking out ``$319'' in subsection (b) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$327''; and
            (3) by striking out ``$162'' in subsection (c) and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``$166''.

SEC. -1-0-6-.7. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendments made by this -t-i-t-l-eActshall take effect on 
December 1, 1993.

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            Amend the title so as to read: ``A bill to amend title 38, 
        United States Code, to provide a cost-of-living adjustment in 
        the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-
        connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and 
        indemnity compensation for survivors of such veterans.''.

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