116 STAT. 2820 PUBLIC LAW 107-330—DEC. 6, 2002 Public Law 107-330 107th Congress An Act To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve authorities of the Department of Veterans Affairs relating to veterans' compensation, dependency and indemnity n fi 9009 compensation, and pension benefits, education benefits, housing benefits, memorial
affairs benefits, life insurance benefits, and certain other benefits for veterans, [S. 2237] to improve the administration of benefits for veterans, to make improvements in procedures relating to judicial review of veterans' claims for benefits, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Veterans the United States of America in Congress assembled, Benefits Act of 2002. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. 38 USC 101 note. (a) SHORT TITLE.— This Act may be cited as the "Veterans Benefits Act of 2002". (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.— The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. References to title 38, United States Code. TITLE I—COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS IMPROVEMENTS Sec. 101. Retention of CHAMPVA for surviving spouses remarrying after age 55. Sec. 102. Clarification of entitlement to special monthly compensation for women veterans who have service-connected loss of breast tissue. Sec. 103. Specification of hearing loss required for compensation for hearing loss in paired organs. Sec. 104. Assessment of acoustic trauma associated with military service from World War II to present. TITLE II—MEMORIAL AFFAIRS Sec. 201. Prohibition on certain additional benefits for persons committing capital crimes. Sec. 202. Procedures for disqualification of persons committing capital crimes for interment or memorialization in national cemeteries. Sec. 203. Application of Department of Veterans Affairs benefit for Government markers for marked graves of veterans at private cemeteries to veterans dying on or after September 11, 2001. Sec. 204. Authorization of placement of a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honoring World War 11 veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. TITLE III—OTHER MATTERS Sec. 301. Increase in aggregate annual amount available for State approving agencies for administrative expenses for fiscal years 2003 through 2007. Sec. 302. Authority for Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance to be carried beyond age 70. Sec. 303. Authority to guarantee hybrid adjustable rate mortgages. Sec. 304. Increase in amount payable as Medal of Honor special pension. Sec. 305. Extension of protections under the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 to National Guard members called to active duty under title 32, United States Code. Sec. 306. Extension of income verification authority. Sec. 307. Fee for loan assumption. Sec. 308. Technical and clarifying amendments.