HR 4748

Version: Introduced+in+House
Author: Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39]

H. R. 4748 (Introduced-in-House)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4748


To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend increased dependency and indemnity compensation paid to surviving spouses of veterans who die from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, regardless of how long the veterans had such disease prior to death.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 18, 2019

Mr. Cisneros (for himself and Mr. Fitzpatrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend increased dependency and indemnity compensation paid to surviving spouses of veterans who die from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, regardless of how long the veterans had such disease prior to death.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Justice for ALS Veterans Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Extension of increased dependency and indemnity compensation to surviving spouses of veterans who die from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

(a) Extension.—Section 1311(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by inserting “(A)” before “The rate”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(B) A veteran whom the Secretary determines died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis shall be treated as a veteran described in subparagraph (A) without regard for how long the veteran had such disease prior to death.”.

(b) Applicability.—Subparagraph (B) of section 1311(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply to a veteran who dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on or after October 1, 2019.