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Introduced in House (05/15/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1987


To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of benefits payable for the burial and funeral expenses of certain veterans.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 15, 2013

Ms. Sinema introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of benefits payable for the burial and funeral expenses of certain veterans.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Veterans’ Dignity and Honor Act”.

SEC. 2. Increase in amount of burial and funeral benefits for veterans.

(a) Funeral expenses.—Section 2302(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking “$300” and inserting “$1918”.

(b) Plot allowance.—Section 2303(b) of such title is amended by striking “$700” both places it appears and inserting “$1150”.

(c) Death from service-Connected disability.—Section 2307 of such title is amended by striking “$2,000” and inserting “$6160”.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to deaths occurring after the date of the enactment of this Act.