5 U.S. Code § 8110 - Augmented compensation for dependents

(a) For the purpose of this section, “dependent” means—
(1) a wife, if—
(A) she is a member of the same household as the employee;
(B) she is receiving regular contributions from the employee for her support; or
(C) the employee has been ordered by a court to contribute to her support;
(2) a husband, if—
(A) he is a member of the same household as the employee; or
(B) he is receiving regular contributions from the employee for his support; or
(C) the employee has been ordered by a court to contribute to his support;
(3) an unmarried child, while living with the employee or receiving regular contributions from the employee toward his support, and who is—
(A) under 18 years of age; or
(B) over 18 years of age and incapable of self-support because of physical or mental disability; and
(4) a parent, while wholly dependent on and supported by the employee.
Notwithstanding paragraph (3) of this subsection, compensation payable for a child that would otherwise end because the child has reached 18 years of age shall continue if he is a student as defined by section 8101 of this title at the time he reaches 18 years of age for so long as he continues to be such a student or until he marries.
(b) A disabled employee with one or more dependents is entitled to have his basic compensation for disability augmented—
(1) at the rate of 81/3 percent of his monthly pay if that compensation is payable under section 8105 or 8107 (a) of this title; and
(2) at the rate of 81/3 percent of the difference between his monthly pay and his monthly wage-earning capacity if that compensation is payable under section 8106 (a) of this title.


(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 539; Pub. L. 90–83, § 1(53),Sept. 11, 1967, 81 Stat. 210; Pub. L. 93–416, § 6,Sept. 7, 1974, 88 Stat. 1145.)

Historical and Revision Notes 1966 Act
Derivation U.S. Code Revised Statutes and Statutes at Large
5 U.S.C. 756(a). Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 458, § 6, 39 Stat. 743.
Feb. 12, 1927, ch. 110, § 1, 44 Stat. 1086.
May 13, 1936, ch. 382, 49 Stat. 1270.
Oct. 14, 1949, ch. 691, § 105 “Sec. 6(a)”, 63 Stat. 858.

The references in former section 756(a)(2) to definitions in former section 760(H) are omitted as unnecessary as the definitions are included in section 8101 for the entire subchapter.
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.

1967 Act
Section of title 5 Source (U.S.Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
8110(a) 5 App.: 756(a)(2) (C). July 4, 1966, Pub. L. 89–488, § 7(b), 80 Stat. 254.
8110(b) 5 App.: 756(a)(1). July 4, 1966, Pub. L. 89–488 §§ 2(e), 3(a), 80 Stat. 252.

In subsection (a), the words “Notwithstanding paragraph (3) of this subsection” are substituted for “Notwithstanding any other provision of this section” for clarity. The word “he” is substituted for “he or she” in two places on authority of 1 U.S.C. 1. The words “section 8101 of this title” are substituted for “section 10(M) of this Act” to reflect the codification of that section in title 5.

1974—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 93–416substituted provisions of subpars. (A), (B) and (C) for “wholly dependent on the employee for support because of his own physical or mental disability”.
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 93–416effective Sept. 7, 1974, and applicable to any injury or death occurring on or after such effective date, see section 28(a) ofPub. L. 93–416, set out as a note under section 8101 of this title.
Personnel Not Affected by 1967 Increase

Increases authorized under amendment by section 1(53)(B), (C) ofPub. L. 90–83not applicable to specified personnel, see section 7 ofPub. L. 90–83, set out as a note under section 8103 of this title.

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