Summary: H.R.3456 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (11/16/1993)

Surviving Spouses' Benefits Act of 1993 - Provides for the surviving spouse of a veteran who has remarried where that marriage has subsequently been terminated by death or divorce: (1) a special death gratuity, subject to reduction due to the receipt of various other benefits; and (2) restoration of pension eligibility that was terminated due to remarriage. Restores national cemetery burial eligibility for such surviving spouses.

Limits the FY 1995 cost of living adjustments in the rates of veterans' disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) to an increase equal to the percentage increase in benefits payable under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act as of December 1, 1994. Limits FY 1995 DIC increases to 50 percent of the new law increase for such fiscal year.