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Veterans and Survivors Pension Improvement Act

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A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the pension programs for veterans, and survivors of veterans, of the Mexican border period, World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam era, and for other purposes.

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05/31/1978Introduced in House

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05/31/1978Referred to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
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05/31/1978Introduced in House
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House Veterans' Affairs05/31/1978 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/31/1978)

Veterans' and Survivors' Pension Improvement Act - Title I: Amendments to Pension Program for Non-service-connected Disability or Death - Revises the list of specified catagories of payments excluded from the determination of annual income for benefit payment purposes.

Requires persons applying for a non-service-connected disability pension to report the income and estate of each spouse and child on account of whom added pension is applied for or received.

Sets increased flat pension and aid-and-attendance allowance rates, reduced by the amount of a veteran's annual income, and in specified instances, by the amount of a spouse's or child's income which is reasonably available to or for such veteran. Sets increased flat benefit rates, with similar reductions, for the surviving spouses and children of such veterans.

Requires annual adjustments in such pension and benefit rates in conjunction with cost-of-living increases in Social Security benefits.

Title II: Miscellaneous Provisions and Effective Dates - Sets the effective dates for provisions of this Act.