H.R.6269 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for burial in national cemeteries for certain members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces and National Guard, and to increase the amount payable by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the burial and funeral expenses of certain veterans.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] (Introduced 09/29/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/29/2010 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6269 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/29/2010)
Makes eligible for burial in a national cemetery any member of the reserves, including the Army or Air National Guard, who performed active duty for training and was discharged or released from such duty under conditions other than dishonorable. Applies to such duty the same minimum service requirements applicable to a period of active duty.
Increases from $300 to $500 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) payment for funeral expenses of a veteran who: (1) at the time of death was in receipt of veterans' disability compensation or pension, or was a veteran of any war or was discharged or released from active duty for a disability incurred in the line of duty; or (2) dies in a VA hospital, nursing home, or domiciliary care facility.