(a)No pension under public or private laws administered by the Secretary shall be paid to or for an individual who has been imprisoned in a Federal, State, local, or other penal institution or correctional facility as a result of conviction of a felony or misdemeanor for any part of the period beginning sixty-one days after such individual’s imprisonment begins and ending when such individual’s imprisonment ends.
(b)Where any veteran is disqualified for pension for any period solely by reason of subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary may apportion and pay to such veteran’s spouse or children the pension which such veteran would receive for that period but for this section.
(c)Where any surviving spouse or child of a veteran is disqualified for pension for any period solely by reason of subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary may
(1) if the surviving spouse is so disqualified, pay to the child, or children, the pension which would be payable if there were no such surviving spouse or
(2) if a child is so disqualified, pay to the surviving spouse or other children, as applicable, the pension which would be payable if there were no such child.
1505 was renumbered section
3105 of this title.
Another prior section
1505,Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1172; Pub. L. 94–502, title I, § 104(5),Oct. 15, 1976, 90 Stat. 2384, related to leaves of absence to veterans pursuing a course of vocational rehabilitation training under chapter
31 of this title, prior to the general revision of chapter
31 of this title by Pub. L. 96–466. Section 802(a)(3) ofPub. L. 96–466, set out as an Effective Date note under section
3100 of this title, provided that this prior section
1505 continue in effect until Mar. 31, 1981. See section
3110 of this title.
2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–461substituted “local, or other penal institution or correctional facility” for “or local penal institution”.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(a)(1), substituted “administered by the Secretary” for “administered by the Veterans’ Administration”.
Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted “Secretary” for “Administrator”.
1975—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–169, § 106(9), substituted “such individual’s” for “his” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–169, § 106(10), substituted “such veteran’s spouse” for “his wife”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94–169, § 106(11), substituted “surviving spouse” for “widow” wherever appearing.
Effective Date of 1975 Amendment
Section 106 ofPub. L. 94–169provided that the amendment made by that section is effective Jan. 1, 1976.
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