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PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 2785 SEC. 624. CLARIFICATION OF TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION ALLOW- ANCE OF FAMILY MEMBERS INCIDENT TO SERIOUS ILL- NESS OR INJURY OF MEMBERS. (a) ALLOWANCE IN CASES OF BRAIN DEATH.— Subsection (a) of section 411h of title 37, United States Code, is amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by striking out "is necessary for" and inserting in lieu thereof "may contribute to"; and (2) in paragraph (2), by striking out subparagraph (B) and inserting in lieu thereof the following new subparagraph: "(B) is seriously ill, seriously injured, or in a situation of imminent death, whether or not electrical brain activity still exists or brain death is declared; and". (b) DEFINITION OF HEALTH AND WELFARE. —Subsection (b) of such section is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(3) In this section, the term ^health and welfare', with respect to a member, includes a situation in which a decision must be made by family members regarding the termination of artificial life support being provided to the member.". SEC. 625. APPLICABILITY OF ADDITIONAL FAMILY SEPARATION ALLOWANCE TO PERIODS BETWEEN DEPLOYMENTS LESS THAN 30 DAYS APART. (a) COVERAGE OF PERIOD BETWEEN CERTAIN DEPLOYMENTS.— Section 427(b) of title 37, United States Code, is amended— (1) in paragraph (2), by striking out the first sentence; (2) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and (3) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph: "(2) A member who becomes entitled to an allowance under this subsection by virtue of duty prescribed in subparagraph (B) or (C) of paragraph (1) for a continuous period of more than 30 days is entitled to the allowance effective as of the earlier of— - "(A) the first day of that period; or "(B) the first day the member ceased being entitled to a previous allowance under this subsection by reason of the end of duty prescribed in such subparagraphs, if the member ceased being entitled to the previous allowance within 30 days before the first day of that period.". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsection 37 USC 427 note, (a) shall take effect as of June 20, 1994. Subtitle D—Retired Pay and Survivor Benefits SEC. 631. ELIMINATION OF DISPARITY BETWEEN EFFECTIVE DATES 10 USC 1401a FOR MILITARY AND CIVILIAN RETIREE COST-OF-LIVING note. ADJUSTMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1995. (a) IN GENERAL. —The fiscal year 1995 increase in military retired pay shall (notwithstanding subparagraph (B) of section 1401a(b)(2) of title 10, United States Code) first be payable as part of such retired pay for the month of March 1995. (b) DEFINITIONS.— For the purposes of subsection (a): (1) The term "fiscal year 1995 increase in military retired pay" means the increase in retired pay that, pursuant to para-