H.R.6054 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase and to provide for an annual adjustment of the amounts of assistance payable by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans' funeral and burial expenses.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Melancon, Charlie [D-LA-3] (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.6054 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/30/2010)
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.
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).
Increases the authorized allowance for burial and funeral expenses for veterans who die as a result of a service-connected disability.
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.