The Secretary concerned shall, at the request of the Secretary, certify to the Secretary the pay grade of deceased persons with respect to whose deaths applications for benefits are filed under this chapter. The certification of the Secretary concerned shall be binding upon the Secretary.
38 U.S. Code § 1321. Certifications with respect to pay grade
Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(1), (2)(E), substituted “Secretary, certify to the Secretary” for “Administrator, certify to the Administrator” and “upon the Secretary” for “upon the Administrator”.
1976—Pub. L. 94–433 substituted “to the Administrator” for “to him”.
1969—Pub. L. 91–96 substituted “Certifications with respect to pay grade” for “Certifications with respect to basic pay” in section catchline and substituted provisions authorizing certifications with respect to the pay grade of deceased persons for provisions authorizing certifications with respect to the basic pay of deceased persons, considering rank or grade and cumulative years of service for pay purposes, and struck out the provision requiring the adjustment of basic pay as determined by this chapter whenever basic pay (as defined under the former provisions of section 401 of this title) is adjusted.