(a)The Secretary of Labor may pay an employee who has been awarded compensation an additional sum of not more than $1,500 a month, as the Secretary considers necessary, when the Secretary finds that the service of an attendant is necessary constantly because the employee is totally blind, or has lost the use of both hands or both feet, or is paralyzed and unable to walk, or because of other disability resulting from the injury making him so helpless as to require constant attendance.
(b)The Secretary may pay an individual undergoing vocational rehabilitation under section
8104 of this title additional compensation necessary for his maintenance, but not to exceed $200 a month.
Pub. L. 101–534, § 3,Nov. 7, 1990, 104 Stat. 2352, provided that: “The amendment made by section
2 [amending this section] shall take effect October 1, 1990.”
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 93–416applicable to cases where injury or death occurred prior to Sept. 7, 1974, but only to a period beginning on or after Sept. 7, 1974, 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(54) 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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