H.R.4045 - Veterans Burial Benefits Improvement Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] (Introduced 11/06/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||11/13/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.4045 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Veterans Burial Benefits Improvement Act of 2009 - Increases the authorized allowance for burial and funeral expenses for deceased veterans who: (1) at the time of death were in receipt of veterans' disability compensation or veterans' pension benefits; or (2) were veterans of any war or were discharged or released from active military service for a service-connected disability and for whom there is no next of kin or sufficient resources to cover funeral and burial costs.
Introduced in House (11/06/2009)
Increases the burial plot allowance for veterans who, at the time of death, were receiving hospital or nursing home care in or through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Authorizes the annual adjustment of such allowances by the same percentage increase as adjustments to benefit amounts payable under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act.