Text: H.R.5642 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/30/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5642


To codify increases in the rates of pension for disabled veterans and surviving spouses and children that were effective as of December 1, 2009.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 30, 2010

Mr. Filner (for himself and Mr. Buyer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To codify increases in the rates of pension for disabled veterans and surviving spouses and children that were effective as of December 1, 2009.

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

SECTION 1. Codification of 2009 cost-of-living adjustment in rates of pension for disabled veterans and surviving spouses and children.

(a) Disabled veterans.—Section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (b), by striking “$3,550” and inserting “$11,830”;

(2) in subsection (c)—

(A) by striking “$4,651” and inserting “$15,493”; and

(B) by striking “$600” and inserting “$2,020”;

(3) in subsection (d)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “$5,680” and inserting “$19,736”; and

(B) in paragraph (2)—

(i) by striking “$6,781” and inserting “$23,396”; and

(ii) by striking “$600” and inserting “$2,020”;

(4) in subsection (e)—

(A) by striking “$4,340” and inserting “$14,457”;

(B) by striking “$5,441” and inserting “$18,120”; and

(C) by striking “$600” and inserting “$2,020”;

(5) in subsection (f)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “$4,651” and inserting “$15,493”;

(B) in paragraph (2)—

(i) by striking “$6,781” and inserting “$23,396”; and

(ii) by striking “$8,911” and inserting “$30,480”;

(C) in paragraph (3)—

(i) by striking “$5,441” and inserting “$18,120”; and

(ii) by striking “$6,231” and inserting “$20,747”;

(D) in paragraph (4), by striking “$7,571” and inserting “$26,018”; and

(E) in paragraph (5), by striking “$600” and inserting “$2,020”; and

(6) in subsection (g), by striking “$800” and inserting “$2,686”.

(b) Surviving spouses.—Section 1541 of such title is amended—

(1) in subsection (b), by striking “$2,379” and inserting “$7,933”;

(2) in subsection (c)—

(A) by striking “$3,116” and inserting “$10,385”; and

(B) by striking “$600” and inserting “$2,020”;

(3) in subsection (d)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “$3,806” and inserting “$12,681”; and

(B) in paragraph (2)—

(i) by striking “$4,543” and inserting “$15,128”; and

(ii) by striking “$600” and inserting “$2,020”; and

(4) in subsection (e)(1)—

(A) by striking “$2,908” and inserting “$9,696”;

(B) by striking “$3,645” and inserting “$12,144”; and

(C) by striking “$600” and inserting “$2,020”.

(c) Surviving children.—Section 1542 of such title is amended by striking “$600” and inserting “$2,020” both places it appears.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsections (a), (b), and (c) shall apply with respect to pensions paid on or after December 1, 2009.