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S.735: Survivor Benefits Improvement Act of 2013
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||armed forces and national security|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Bernard Sanders, I-Vt.|
|Introduced||April 16, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||June 12, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the Senate
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill signed into law
Survivor Benefits Improvement Act of 2013 - Allows dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) paid through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to the surviving spouses of veterans to be increased for months occurring during the five-year (under current law, two-year) period beginning on the date of entitlement.
Provides that the remarriage after age 55 of the surviving spouse of a veteran shall not bar the furnishing of VA DIC, health care, educational assistance, and housing loans.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide, to any spina bifida-affected child of a veteran who served on active duty in Thailand beginning on January 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975, and was exposed to a herbicide agent during such service, the same health care, vocational training and rehabilitation, and monetary allowance required to be paid to a similarly-affected child of a Vietnam veteran.
Directs the Secretary to carry out a two-year pilot program to as...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|June 12, 2013||Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-111.|
|April 16, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2686-2687)|