[113th Congress Public Law 52]
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Public Law 113-52
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2013, in the rates of 
 compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the 
  rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of 
  certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Nov. 21, 
                           2013 -  [S. 893]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Veterans' 
Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 38 USC 101 note.>>  SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living 
Adjustment Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. INCREASE IN RATES OF DISABILITY COMPENSATION AND 
                    DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION.

    (a) <<NOTE: 38 USC 1114 note.>>  Rate Adjustment.--Effective on 
December 1, 2013, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall increase, in 
accordance with subsection (c), the dollar amounts in effect on November 
30, 2013, for the payment of disability compensation and dependency and 
indemnity compensation under the provisions specified in subsection (b).

    (b) Amounts To Be Increased.--The dollar amounts to be increased 
pursuant to subsection (a) are the following:
            (1) Wartime disability compensation.--Each of the dollar 
        amounts under section 1114 of title 38, United States Code.
            (2) Additional compensation for dependents.--Each of the 
        dollar amounts under section 1115(1) of such title.
            (3) Clothing allowance.--The dollar amount under section 
        1162 of such title.
            (4) Dependency and indemnity compensation to surviving 
        spouse.--Each of the dollar amounts under subsections (a) 
        through (d) of section 1311 of such title.
            (5) Dependency and indemnity compensation to children.--Each 
        of the dollar amounts under sections 1313(a) and 1314 of such 
        title.

    (c) Determination of Increase.--Each dollar amount described in 
subsection (b) shall be increased by the same percentage as the 
percentage by which benefit amounts payable under title II of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) are increased effective December 1, 
2013, as a result of a determination under section 215(i) of such Act 
(42 U.S.C. 415(i)).
    (d) <<NOTE: 38 USC 1114 note.>>  Special Rule.--The Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs may adjust administratively, consistent with the 
increases made under subsection (a), the rates of disability 
compensation payable to persons under section 10 of Public Law 85-857 
(72 Stat. 1263) who

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have not received compensation under chapter 11 of title 38, United 
States Code.

    (e) <<NOTE: Federal Register, publication. Deadline. 38 USC 1114 
note.>>  Publication of Adjusted Rates.--The Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs shall publish in the Federal Register the amounts specified in 
subsection (b), as increased under subsection (a), not later than the 
date on which the matters specified in section 215(i)(2)(D) of the 
Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415(i)(2)(D)) are required to be 
published by reason of a determination made under section 215(i) of such 
Act during fiscal year 2014.

    Approved November 21, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 893:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 113-87 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
            Oct. 28, considered and passed Senate.
            Nov. 12, considered and passed House.

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