38 U.S. Code § 1781. Medical care for survivors and dependents of certain veterans
The Social Security Act, referred to in subsec. (d)(4)(A), is act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620. Title XVIII of the Act is classified generally to subchapter XVIII (§ 1395 et seq.) of chapter 7 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1305 of Title 42 and Tables.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 111–163, § 503, added subsec. (e).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 107–135, § 208(c)(3), inserted at end “A dependent or survivor receiving care under the preceding sentence shall be eligible for the same medical services as a veteran, including services under sections 1782 and 1783 of this title.”
Subsec. (d)(4). Pub. L. 107–330, § 308(g)(8)(B), substituted “subsection” for “paragraph” in introductory provisions.
2001—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 107–14 amended subsec. (d) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (d) read as follows: “Notwithstanding section 1086(d)(1) of title 10 or any other provision of law, any spouse, surviving spouse, or child who, after losing eligibility for medical care under this section by virtue of becoming entitled to hospital insurance benefits under part A of title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395c et seq.), has exhausted any such benefits shall become eligible for medical care under this section and shall not thereafter lose such eligibility under this section by virtue of becoming again eligible for such hospital insurance benefits.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–83, § 4(b)(2)(B), substituted “that Secretary” for second and third references to “the Secretary” and “the Secretary of Defense” for last reference to “the Secretary” in par. (1).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 102–190 substituted “section 1086(d)(1)” for “the second sentence of section 1086(c)”.
1982—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 97–251 added subsec. (d).
1979—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–151, § 205(a)(1), in cl. (1) substituted reference to spouse for reference to wife, in cl. (2) substituted reference to surviving spouse for reference to widow, and added cl. (3).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–151, § 205(a)(2), added subsec. (c).