1994—Pub. L. 103–446
designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), substituted “Except as provided in subsection (b), no person” for “No person”, and added subsec. (b).
1991—Pub. L. 102–83
, § 5(a), renumbered section
417 of this title as this section.
Pub. L. 102–83
, § 4(a)(1), substituted “administered by the Secretary” for “administered by the Veterans’ Administration”.
1982—Pub. L. 97–295
” for “the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act”.
1971—Pub. L. 92–197
struck out subsec. (a) which, among other provisions, restricted payment of dependency and indemnity compensation in certain cases where death of a veteran occurred while United States Government life insurance or National Service Life Insurance was in force under an in-service waiver of premiums continued under section
724 of this title, and designated subsec. (b) as entire section.
1970—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 91–291
designated material after “unless” in first sentence as cl. (1), added cl. (2), and in last sentence substituted “first sentence” for “preceding sentence”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 92–197
effective Jan. 1, 1972, see section 10 ofPub. L. 92–197
, set out as a note under section
of this title.
Section 13(c) ofPub. L. 91–291
provided that: “No dependency and indemnity compensation shall be payable to any person by virtue of the amendments made by subsection (a) of this section [amending this section] for any person prior to the effective date of this Act [June 25, 1970].”
Section 14(a) ofPub. L. 91–291
provided that: “The amendments made by this Act [amending this section and sections
774 [now 1905, 1907, 1945, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1974] of this title and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section] shall take effect as of the date of enactment [June 25, 1970], except that sections
12 [amending sections
752 [now 1917 and 1952] of this title] shall take effect as of the first day of the first calendar month which begins more than six calendar months after the date of enactment of this Act [June 25, 1970].”
Section 8 ofPub. L. 92–197
provided that: “Any person who before January 1, 1972, was not eligible for dependency and indemnity compensation under such title by reason of the provisions of the prior section
417(a) of title
, United States Code, may elect, in such manner as the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs shall prescribe, to receive dependency and indemnity compensation, and an election so made shall be final. A person receiving, or entitled to receive, death compensation on December 31, 1971, shall continue to receive death compensation, if otherwise eligible, in the absence of an election to receive dependency and indemnity compensation.”