Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/700

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114 STAT. 1798 PUBLIC LAW 106-413—NOV. 1, 2000 Public Law 106-413 106th Congress An Act Nov. 1, 2000 [H.R. 4850] Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2000. 38 USC 101 note. To increase, effective as of December 1, 2000, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabihties and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans. 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 "Veterans' Compensation Costof-Living Adjustment Act of 2000". 38 USC 1114 note. Effective date. SEC. 2. INCREASE IN RATES OF DISABILITY COMPENSATION AND DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION. (a) RATE ADJUSTMENT. —^The Secretary of Veterans 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 Die 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. Effective date. (2) 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,