38 U.S. Code § 1831 - Definitions
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In this chapter:
(1) The term “child” means the following:
(A) For purposes of subchapters I and II of this chapter, an individual, regardless of age or marital status, who—
(B) For purposes of subchapter III of this chapter, an individual, regardless of age or marital status, who—
(i) is the natural child of a veteran of covered service in Korea (as determined for purposes of section 1821 of this title); and
(2) The term “Vietnam veteran” means an individual who performed active military, naval, or air service in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era, without regard to the characterization of that individual’s service.
Source(Added Pub. L. 106–419, title IV, § 401(b),Nov. 1, 2000, 114 Stat. 1859, § 1821; renumbered § 1831 and amended Pub. L. 108–183, title I, § 102(a)(1), (b),Dec. 16, 2003, 117 Stat. 2653, 2654.)
Par. (1). Pub. L. 108–183, § 102(b), added par. (1) and struck out former par. (1) which read as follows: “The term ‘child’ means an individual, regardless of age or marital status, who—
“(A) is the natural child of a Vietnam veteran; and
“(B) was conceived after the date on which that veteran first entered the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era.”
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