H.R.6042 - Dignity for our Nation's Heroes Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Klein, Ron [D-FL-22] (Introduced 07/30/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/17/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6042 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/30/2010)
Dignity for our Nation's Heroes Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to cover the burial and funeral expenses of a deceased veteran: (1) who is homeless, has no next of kin or other person claiming the body, and does not have sufficient resources to cover such expenses; (2) whose service in the Armed Forces was not during wartime; and (3) who was either discharged under honorable conditions or died during a period deemed to be active service.
Prohibits any deduction from the burial allowance because of a veteran's assets or because of any contribution toward the burial and funeral expenses, unless the expenses incurred are covered by the United States, a state, an agency or political subdivision of the United States or a state, or the veteran's employer.