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[71 Stat. 124]
[71 Stat. 124]
PUBLIC LAW 000—MMMM. DD, 1957

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PUBLIC LAW 86-56-JUNE 17, 1957

[71 S T A T.

R E N O U N C E M E N T OF R I G H T TO B E N E F I T S

SEC. 1006. (a) Any person entitled to pension, compensation, or dependency and indemnity compensation under any of the laws administered by the Veterans' Administration may renounce his right thereto. The application renouncing the right shall be in writing over the person's signature. Upon the filing of such an application, payment of such benefits and the right thereto shall be terminated, and such person shall be denied any and all rights thereto from such filing. (b) Renunciation of rights under subsection (a) or under prior law on this subject shall not preclude any person from filing a new application for pension, compensation, or dependency and indemnity compensation at a later date, but such new application shall be treated as an original application, and no payments shall be made for any period before the date such new application is filed. A P P O R T I O N M E N T OF B E N E F I T S

SEC. 1007. (a) All or any part of the compensation, pension, or emergency officers retirement pay payable on account of any veteran may— (1) if the veteran is being furnished hospital treatment, institutional, or domiciliary care by the United States, or any political subdivision thereof, be apportioned on behalf of his wife, children, or dependent parents; and (2) if the veteran is not living with his wife, or if his children are not in his custody, be apportioned as may be prescribed by the Administrator. (b) Where any of the children of a deceased veteran are not in the custody of the veteran's widow, the pension, compensation, or dependency and indemnity compensation otherwise payable to the widow may be apportioned as prescribed by the Administrator. W I T H H O L D I N G B E N E F I T S OF PERSONS I N TERRITORY OF THE

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ENEMY

SEC. 1008. (a) When any alien entitled to gratuitous benefits under laws administered by the Veterans' Administration is located in territory of, or under military control of, an enemy of the United States or of any of its allies, any aw ard of such benefits in favor of such alien shall be terminated forthwith. (b) Any alien whose award is terminated under subsection (a) shall not thereafter be entitled to any such gratuitous benefits except upon the filing of a new claim, accompanied by evidence satisfactory to the Administrator showing that such alien was not guilty of mutiny, treason, sabotage, or rendering assistance to such enemy. Except as provided in section 2106, such gratuitous benefits shall not be paid for any period before the date the new claim is filed. (c) While such alien is located in territory of, or under military control of, an enemy of the United States or any of its allies, the Administrator, in his discretion, may apportion and pay any part of such benefits to the dependents of such alien. No dependent of such alien shall receive benefits by reason of this subsection in excess of the amount to which he would be entitled if such alien were dead.