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[119 STAT. 2364]
[119 STAT. 2364]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2005

119 STAT. 2364

PUBLIC LAW 109–111—NOV. 22, 2005

If the veteran served as Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chief of Staff of the Army, Chief of Naval Operations, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Commandant of the Marine Corps, or Commandant of the Coast Guard, at the applicable time designated by section 1302 of this title, the surviving spouse’s rate shall be $2,365.’’. 2

38 USC 1114 note. 38 USC 1114 note.

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(3) ADDITIONAL DIC FOR CHILDREN OR DISABILITY.—Section 1311 of such title is amended— (A) in subsection (b), by striking ‘‘$241’’ and inserting ‘‘$257’’; (B) in subsection (c), by striking ‘‘$241’’ and inserting ‘‘$257’’; and (C) in subsection (d), by striking ‘‘$115’’ and inserting ‘‘$122’’. (e) DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION FOR CHILDREN.— (1) DIC WHEN NO SURVIVING SPOUSE.—Section 1313(a) of such title is amended— (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘‘$410’’ and inserting ‘‘$438’’; (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ‘‘$590’’ and inserting ‘‘$629’’; (C) in paragraph (3), by striking ‘‘$767’’ and inserting ‘‘$819’’; and (D) in paragraph (4), by striking ‘‘$767’’ and ‘‘$148’’ and inserting ‘‘$819’’ and ‘‘$157’’, respectively. (2) SUPPLEMENTAL DIC FOR CERTAIN CHILDREN.—Section 1314 of such title is amended— (A) in subsection (a), by striking ‘‘$241’’ and inserting ‘‘$257’’; (B) in subsection (b), by striking ‘‘$410’’ and inserting ‘‘$438’’; and (C) in subsection (c), by striking ‘‘$205’’ and inserting ‘‘$218’’. (f) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect on December 1, 2005. (g) 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

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