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Public Law 106-413
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To increase, effective as of December 1, 2000, the <<NOTE: Nov. 1, 
 2000 -  [H.R. 4850]>> rates of compensation for veterans with service-
    connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity 
      compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of <<NOTE: Veterans' 
Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2000.>> Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 38 USC 101 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living 
Adjustment Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 38 USC 1114 note.>> INCREASE IN RATES OF DISABILITY 
            COMPENSATION AND DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION.

    (a) Rate Adjustment.--The Secretary of Veterans <<NOTE: Effective 
date.>> Affairs shall, effective on December 1, 2000, increase the 
dollar amounts in effect for the payment of disability compensation and 
dependency and indemnity compensation by the Secretary, as specified in 
subsection (b).

    (b) Amounts To Be Increased.--The dollar amounts to be increased 
pursuant to subsection (a) are the following:
            (1) Compensation.--Each of the dollar amounts in effect 
        under section 1114 of title 38, United States Code.
            (2) Additional compensation for dependents.--Each of the 
        dollar amounts in effect under sections 1115(1) of such title.
            (3) Clothing allowance.--The dollar amount in effect under 
        section 1162 of such title.
            (4) New dic rates.--The dollar amounts in effect under 
        paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 1311(a) of such title.
            (5) Old dic rates.--Each of the dollar amounts in effect 
        under section 1311(a)(3) of such title.
            (6) Additional dic for surviving spouses with minor 
        children.--The dollar amount in effect under section 1311(b) of 
        such title.
            (7) Additional dic for disability.--The dollar amounts in 
        effect under sections 1311(c) and 1311(d) of such title.
            (8) DIC for dependent children.--The dollar amounts in 
        effect under sections 1313(a) and 1314 of such title.

    (c) Determination of Increase.--(1) The increase under subsection 
(a) shall be made in the dollar amounts specified in subsection (b) as 
in effect on November 30, 2000.
    (2) <<NOTE: Effective date.>> Except as provided in paragraph (3), 
each such amount shall be increased by the same percentage as the 
percentage by which benefit amounts payable under title II of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) are increased effective December 1,

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2000, as a result of a determination under section 215(i) of such Act 
(42 U.S.C. 415(i)).

    (3) Each dollar amount increased pursuant to paragraph (2) shall, if 
not a whole dollar amount, be rounded down to the next lower whole 
dollar amount.
    (d) Special Rule.--The Secretary may adjust administratively, 
consistent with the increases made under subsection (a), the rates of 
disability compensation payable to persons within the purview of section 
10 of Public Law 85-857 (72 Stat. 1263) who are not in receipt of 
compensation payable pursuant to chapter 11 of title 38, United States 
Code.

SEC. 3. <<NOTE: 38 USC 1114 note.>> PUBLICATION OF ADJUSTED RATES.

    At the same time as the <<NOTE: Federal Register, 
publication.>> matters specified in section 215(i)(2)(D) of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415(i)(2)(D)) are required to be published by 
reason of a determination made under section 215(i) of such Act during 
fiscal year 2001, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall publish in the 
Federal Register the amounts specified in subsection (b) of section 2, 
as increased pursuant to that section.

    Approved November 1, 2000.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4850:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-783 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000):
            July 25, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 12, considered and passed Senate, amended.
            Oct. 17, House concurred in Senate amendments.
WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 36 (2000):
            Nov. 1, Presidential statement.

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