1332 War orphans' sfsTan'ce"^ ^^'
PUBLIC LAW 90-631-OCT. 23, 1968
"§1700. Purpose a-j^j^^ Cougi'ess herebv dec'hires thsit the eduoatioiial pr()jrram establislied by this chapter is for the purpose of providing opix)rtunities for education to children whose education would otherwise be impeded •or interrupted by reason of the disability or death of a parent from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the Armed Forces after the beginning of the Spanish-American War, and for the purpose of aiding such children in attaining the educational status which they might normally have aspired to and obtained but for the disability or death of such parent. The Congress further declares that the educational program extended to the widows of veterans who died of serviceconnected disabilities and to wives of veterans with a service-connected total disability permanent in nature is for the purpose of assisting them in preparing to support themselves and their families at a standard of living level which the veteran, but for his death or service disability, could have expected to provide for his family." (2) The table of sections of chapter 85 of title 38, Ignited States Code, is amended by adding immediately before "1701. Definitions." the following: "1700. Purpose."
72 Stat. 1193.
(b) Paragraph (1) of section 1701(a) of title 38, Ignited States Code, is amended to read as follows: "(1) The term 'eligible person" means— " (A) a child of a person who— " (i) died of a service-connected disability, or "(ii) has a total disability permanent in nature resulting from a service-connected disability, or who died while a disability so evaluated was in existence, " (B) the widow of any person who died of a service-connected disability, or " (C) the wife of any person who has a total disability permanent in nature resulting from a service-connected disability, or the widow of a veteran who died while a disability so evaluated was in existence, arising out of active military, naval, or air service after the beginning of the Spanish-American War, but only if such service did not terminate under dishonorable conditions. The standards and criteria for determining whether or not a disability arising out of such service is service connected shall be those applicable under chapter 11 of this title." 78 Stat. 297. (c) Subsection (d) of section 1701 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: " (d) No eligible person may be aiforded educational assistance under this chapter unless he was discharged or released after each period he was on duty with the Armed Forces under conditions other than dishonorable, or while he is on duty with the Armed Forces." Ante. p. 1331. (d) Sujjsection (b) of section 1711 of title 38, United States Code (as redesignated by subsection (c) of the first section of this Act), is amended to read as follows: " (b) If any eligible jjerson pursuing a program of education, or of special restorative training, under this chapter ceases to be an 'eligible I>erson' because— "(1) the parent or spouse from whom eligibility is derived is found no longer to have a 'total disability permanent in nature*, as defined in section 1701(a) (10) of this title, or "(2) she, as an eligible person under section 1701(a)(1)(C) of this title, is divorced, without fault on her part, from the person upon whose disability her eligibility is based.