Summary: H.R.2937 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/09/1983)

Veterans Disability Compensation Amendments of 1983 - Title I: Veterans Disability Compensation Benefits - Increases the rates of veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for such veterans' dependents, and the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans.

Title II: Survivors' Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Benefits - Increases the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and for children as well as the rates of supplemental dependency and indemnity compensation for children.

Title III: Miscellaneous Provisions - Makes an exception to the commencement of period of payment rule for an increased award of compensation by reason of a temporary increase in compensation for hospitalization or treatment of a veteran (thus making such temporary increase payable before the first day of the calendar month following the month in which the increase become effective).

Amends the Veterans' Compensation, Education, and Employment Amendments of 1982 to revise the effective dates respecting Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) coverage for deaths and disabilities incurred before and after FY 1982.

Includes certain adopted children within the definition of child for veterans' benefits purposes.

Decreases to ten percent disabling the degree of deafness a veteran suffering from service- connected total blindness must be rated to qualify for additional disability compensation. Reduces from 40 percent to 30 percent disabling the degree of deafness a veteran suffering from service-connected blindness with 5/200 visual acuity or less must be rated to qualify for such additional compensation.