H.R.5235 - Former Prisoners of War Special Compensation Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] (Introduced 07/25/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||08/09/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Benefits.|
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Summary: H.R.5235 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Former Prisoners of War Special Compensation Act of 2002 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay special monthly compensation to each veteran who is a former prisoner of war and was detained or interned for at least 30 days. Provides various rates of payment, ranging from $150 for those detained for between 30 and 120 days to a maximum of $450 for those detained more than 540 days. States that such special compensation shall: (1) be in addition to any other authorized payments; and (2) shall not be considered income for purposes of eligibility under any Federal or federally assisted program.
Introduced in House (07/25/2002)
Prohibits the payment of veterans' disability compensation for any alcohol- or drug-related disability even if the abuse is secondary to a service-connected disability.