In any case in which a veteran dies as the result of a service-connected disability or disabilities, the Secretary, upon the request of the survivors of such veteran, shall pay the burial and funeral expenses incurred in connection with the death of the veteran in an amount not exceeding the greater of
(1) $2,000, or
(2) the amount authorized to be paid under section
8134(a) of title
5 in the case of a Federal employee whose death occurs as the result of an injury sustained in the performance of duty. Funeral and burial benefits provided under this section shall be in lieu of any benefits authorized under sections
2303(a)(1) and (b)(2) of this title.
1978—Pub. L. 95–479inserted “the greater of (1) $1,100, or (2)” after “not exceeding”.
Effective Date of 2001 Amendment
Pub. L. 107–103, title V, § 501(a)(2),Dec. 27, 2001, 115 Stat. 994, provided that: “The amendment made by paragraph (1) [amending this section] shall apply to deaths occurring on or after September 11, 2001.”
Section effective Sept. 1, 1973, or such earlier date as the President may prescribe and publish in the Federal Register, see section 10(c) ofPub. L. 93–43, set out as a note under section
2306 of this title.
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