38 U.S. Code Chapter 11 - COMPENSATION FOR SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY OR DEATH

SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL Sec. 1101. Definitions. 1102. Special provisions relating to surviving spouses. 1103. Special provisions relating to claims based upon effects of tobacco products. 1104. Cost-of-living adjustments. SUBCHAPTER II—WARTIME DISABILITY COMPENSATION 1110. Basic entitlement. 1111. Presumption of sound condition. 1112. Presumptions relating to certain diseases and disabilities. 1113. Presumptions rebuttable. 1114. Rates of wartime disability compensation. 1115. Additional compensation for dependents. 1116. Presumptions of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents; presumption of exposure for veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam. 1117. Compensation for disabilities occurring in Persian Gulf War veterans. 1118. Presumptions of service connection for illnesses associated with service in the Persian Gulf during the Persian Gulf War. SUBCHAPTER III—WARTIME DEATH COMPENSATION 1121. Basic entitlement. 1122. Rates of wartime death compensation. SUBCHAPTER IV—PEACETIME DISABILITY COMPENSATION 1131. Basic entitlement. 1132. Presumption of sound condition. 1133. Presumptions relating to certain diseases. 1134. Rates of peacetime disability compensation. 1135. Additional compensation for dependents. 1137. Wartime presumptions for certain veterans. SUBCHAPTER V—PEACETIME DEATH COMPENSATION 1141. Basic entitlement. 1142. Rates of peacetime death compensation. SUBCHAPTER VI—GENERAL COMPENSATION PROVISIONS 1151. Benefits for persons disabled by treatment or vocational rehabilitation. 1152. Persons heretofore having a compensable status. 1153. Aggravation. 1154. Consideration to be accorded time, place, and circumstances of service. 1155. Authority for schedule for rating disabilities. 1156. Temporary disability ratings. 1157. Combination of certain ratings. 1158. Disappearance. 1159. Protection of service connection. 1160. Special consideration for certain cases of loss of paired organs or extremities. 1161. Payment of disability compensation in disability severance cases. 1162. Clothing allowance. 1163. Trial work periods and vocational rehabilitation for certain veterans with total disability ratings.
Amendments

2008—Pub. L. 110–389, title II, § 211(c),Oct. 10, 2008, 122 Stat. 4151, added item 1156.
2001—Pub. L. 107–103, title II, § 201(c)(2)(B),Dec. 27, 2001, 115 Stat. 988, substituted “Presumptions of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents; presumption of exposure for veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam” for “Presumptions of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents” in item 1116.
1998—Pub. L. 105–368, title X, § 1005(a),Nov. 11, 1998, 112 Stat. 3364, renumbered item 1103 “Cost-of-living adjustments” as 1104.
Pub. L. 105–277, div. C, title XVI, § 1602(a)(2),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–744, added item 1118.
Pub. L. 105–178, title VIII, § 8202(a)(2), as added by Pub. L. 105–206, title IX, § 9014(a),July 22, 1998, 112 Stat. 865, added item 1103 “Special provisions relating to claims based upon effects of tobacco products”.
1997—Pub. L. 105–33, title VIII, § 8031(a)(2),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 668, added item 1103 “Cost-of-living adjustments”.
1994—Pub. L. 103–446, title I, § 106(a)(2),Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4651, added item 1117.
1992—Pub. L. 102–568, title IV, § 401(d)(2),Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4336, substituted “Trial work periods and vocational rehabilitation for certain veterans with total disability ratings” for “Temporary program for trial work periods and vocational rehabilitation for certain veterans with total disability ratings” in item 1163.
1991—Pub. L. 102–83, § 5(b)(1),Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 406, renumbered items 301 to 363 as 1101 to 1163, respectively.
Pub. L. 102–4, § 2(a)(2),Feb. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 13, added item 316.
1986—Pub. L. 99–576, title I, § 109(a)(2),Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3253, amended item 360 generally, substituting “loss of paired organs or extremities” for “blindness or bilateral kidney involvement or bilateral deafness”.
1984—Pub. L. 98–543, title I, § 111(a)(2),Oct. 24, 1984, 98 Stat. 2739, added item 363.
1982—Pub. L. 97–295, § 4(9),Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1305, added item 361.
1976—Pub. L. 94–433, title IV, §§ 401(1), 404(5),Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1377, 1378, substituted “surviving spouses” for “widows” in item 302 and struck out item 356 “Minimum rating for arrested tuberculosis”.
1974—Pub. L. 93–295, title II, § 206(c),May 31, 1974, 88 Stat. 183, struck out item 343 “Conditions under which wartime rates payable”.
1972—Pub. L. 92–328, title I, §§ 103(b), 108 (d),June 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 394, 396, struck out item 336 “Conditions under which wartime rates payable” and added item 362.
1970—Pub. L. 91–376, § 3(c),Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 789, inserted reference to disabilities in item 312.
1966—Pub. L. 89–358, § 7(b),Mar. 3, 1966, 80 Stat. 27, added item 337.
1965—Pub. L. 89–311, § 3(c),Oct. 31, 1965, 79 Stat. 1155, inserted reference to bilateral deafness in item 360.
1962—Pub. L. 87–610, § 2,Aug. 28, 1962, 76 Stat. 406, added item 360.
1960—Pub. L. 86–501, § 2,June 10, 1960, 74 Stat. 195, added item 359.

 

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