Summary: H.R.14299 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (09/09/1976)

(Reported to Senate from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs with amendment, S. Rept. 94-1226)

Veterans' Disability Compensation and Survivor Benefits Act - =Title I: Veterans Disability Compensation= - Increases generally specified dollar amounts paid to eligible disabled veterans by the Veterans' Administration.

Makes an additional payment available to veterans having a wife or child who is helpless or blind, or so nearly helpless or blind as to need or require the regular aid and attendance of another person.

=Title II: Survivors Dependency and Indemnity Compensation= - Increases generally specified dependency and indemnity compensation amounts paid to widows of eligible veterans and to children of deceased veterans not leaving a widow.

Directs the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to carry out a detailed study of the dependency and indemnity compensation program.

=Title III: Other Disabled Veterans' Program Improvements= - Increases the clothing allowance for specified disabled veterans. Increases the maximum amount of mortgage protection life insurance the Administrator may issue for disabled veterans. Allows the Administrator to provide automobile and adaptive equipment to disabled veterans who served on or after September 16, 1940.

Authorizes the Administrator to pay the cost of transportation of deceased veterans who died as the result of service connected disabilities to a national cemetery for burial.

=Title IV: Miscellaneous and Technical Amendments and Effective Date Provisions= - Makes miscellaneous and technical amendments to title 38 (Veterans' Benefits) of the United States Code.

Directs the Administrator to conduct a scientific study to determine if there is a casual relationship between the amputation of an extremity and the subsequent development of cardiovascular disorders.