10 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2012 Edition
Title 10 - ARMED FORCES
Subtitle A - General Military Law
PART II - PERSONNEL
CHAPTER 75 - DECEASED PERSONNEL
SUBCHAPTER II - DEATH BENEFITS
Sec. 1479 - Death gratuity: delegation of determinations, payments
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§1479. Death gratuity: delegation of determinations, payments

For the purpose of making immediate payments under section 1475 of this title, the Secretary concerned shall—

(1) authorize the commanding officer of a territorial command, installation, or district in which a survivor of a person covered by that section is residing to determine the beneficiary eligible for the death gratuity; and

(2) authorize a disbursing or certifying official of each of those commands, installations, or districts to make the payments to the beneficiary, or certify the payments due them, as the case may be.

(Added Pub. L. 85–861, §1(32)(A), Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1455; amended Pub. L. 97–258, §2(b)(1)(A), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1052.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
1479 38:1132. Aug. 1, 1956, ch. 837, §302, 70 Stat. 868.

The word “territorial” is substituted for the words “military or naval”, since the subsection could only apply to that type of command, installation, or district. Clause (2) is substituted for 38:1132(2).

Amendments

1982—Par. (2). Pub. L. 97–258 substituted “official” for “officer”.