H.R.864 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve veterans' benefits for former prisoners of wars.99th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Applegate, Douglas [D-OH-18] (Introduced 01/31/1985)(by request)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/19/1985 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.864 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/31/1985)
Establishes a presumption of service-connection for disability purposes for former prisoners of war suffering from the following conditions, manifest to a degree of ten percent or more after active service: (1) chronic liver disease; (2) organic residuals of hypothermia; (3) gastro-intestinal disorders; (4) arthritis; (5) cardiovascular conditions; (6) peripheral neuropathy; (7) immunological dysfunctions; or (8) chronic pulmonary disease.
Decreases from six months to 30 days the amount of time a former prisoner of war must have been incarcerated to be eligible for outpatient dental services.