Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 115 Part 1.djvu/999

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PUBLIC LAW 107-103—DEC. 27, 2001 115 STAT. 977 Sec. 207. Eligibility of veterans 65 years of age or older for veterans' pension benefits. TITLE III—TRANSITION AND OUTREACH PROVISIONS Sec. 301. Authority to establish overseas veterans assistance offices to expand transition assistance. Sec. 302. Timing of preseparation counseling. Sec. 303. Improvement in education and training outreach services for separating servicemembers and veterans. Sec. 304. Improvement of veterans outreach programs. TITLE IV—HOUSING MATTERS Sec. 401. Increase in home loan guaranty amount for construction and purchase of homes. Sec. 402. Native American veteran housing loan pilot program. Sec. 403. Modification of loan assumption notice requirement. Sec. 404. Increase in assistance amount for specially adapted housing. Sec. 405. Extension of other housing authorities. Sec. 406. Clarifying amendment relating to eligibility of members of the Selected Reserve for housing loans. TITLE V—OTHER MATTERS Sec. 501. Increase in burial benefits. Sec. 502. Government markers for marked graves at private cemeteries. Sec. 503. Increase in amount of assistance for automobile and adaptive equipment for certain disabled veterans. Sec. 504. Extension of limitation on pension for certain recipients of medicaid-cov - ered nursing home care. Sec. 505. Prohibition on provision of certain benefits with respect to persons who are fugitive felons. Sec. 506. Limitation on payment of compensation for veterans remaining incarcerated since October 7, 1980. Sec. 507. Elimination of requirement for providing a copy of notice of appeal to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Sec. 508. Increase in fiscal year hmitation on number of veterans in programs of independent living services and assistance. Sec. 509. Technical and clerical amendments. TITLE VI—UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS Sec. 601. Facilitation of staggered terms of judges through temporary expansion of the Court. Sec. 602. Repeal of requirement for written notice regarding acceptance of reappointment as condition to retirement from the Court. Sec. 603. Termination of notice of disagreement as jurisdictional requirement for the Court. Sec. 604. Registration fees. Sec. 605. Administrative authorities. SEC. 2. REFERENCES TO TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE. Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of title 38, United States Code. TITLE I—EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROVISIONS SEC. 101. INCREASE IN RATES OF BASIC EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE UNDER MONTGOMERY GI BILL. (a) IN GENERAL.—(1) Paragraph (1) of section 3015(a) is amended to read as follows: "(1) for an approved program of education pursued on a full-time basis, at the monthly rate of— "(A) for months beginning on or after January 1, 2002, $800;