5 U.S. Code § 8111. Additional compensation for services of attendants or vocational rehabilitation

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.
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.

Historical and Revision Notes

1966 Act


U.S. Code

Revised Statutes and

Statutes at Large

5 U.S.C. 756(b).

Oct. 14, 1949, ch. 691, § 105 “Sec. 6(b)”, 63 Stat. 858.

Sept. 13, 1960, Pub. L. 86–767, § 101 (less last 13 words), 74 Stat. 906.

In subsection (a), the words “In addition to the monthly compensation otherwise specified in sections 751–756, 757–871, 783–791, and 793 of this title” are omitted as surplusage.

In subsection (b), the words “pursuant to the Secretary’s direction” are omitted as unnecessary.

Administration of this subchapter was transferred to the Secretary of Labor by section 1 of 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 19, 64 Stat. 1271 (see section 8145).

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)


5 App.: 756(b)(1).

July 4, 1966, Pub. L. 89–488, § 4(a), 80 Stat. 253.


1990—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–534 substituted “$1,500” for “$500”.

1974—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93–416, § 7(a), substituted “$500” for “$300”.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 93–416, § 7(b), substituted “$200” for “$100”.

Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

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. 93–416 applicable 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) of Pub. 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) of Pub. L. 90–83 not applicable to specified personnel, see section 7 of Pub. L. 90–83, set out as a note under section 8103 of this title.