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Download as PDF 789 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 4 / Tuesday, January 7, 2020 / Notices benefits claims. A veteran or survivor who is granted benefits under the Procopio rule and whose claim for the same condition was previously denied on or after September 25, 1985, may be entitled to a retroactive award if he or she submits a claim for such award in accordance with the BWN Act. Effective Date: December 13, 2019. William A. Hudson, Jr., Acting General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert L. Wilkie, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on December 23, 2019, for publication. Jeffrey M. Martin, Assistant Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–00027 Filed 1–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of adjustments in certain benefit rates. These adjustments affect the compensation program. DATES: These adjustments became effective on December 1, 2019, the date provided by Public Law 116–58. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Hancock, Policy Staff (211A), Compensation Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 9700. (This is not a toll-free telephone number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2 of Public Law 116–58 provides for an increase in each of the rates in sections 1114, 1115(1), and 1162 of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.). VA is required to increase these benefit rates by the same percentage as increases in the benefit amounts payable under title II of the Social Security Act. The increased rates are required to be published in the Federal Register. The Social Security Administration has announced that there will be a 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits for 2020. Therefore, applying the same percentage, the following rates (beginning on page 3) for VA’s compensation program became effective on December 1, 2019: Disability evaluation percent Cost of Living Adjustments for Service-Connected Benefits Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. Disability Compensation [38 U.S.C. 1114] AGENCY: As required by the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2019, Public Law (Pub. L.) 116–58, the Department of khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Jan 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 Monthly rate 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 PO 00000 .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 $142.29 281.27 435.69 627.61 893.43 1,131.68 1,426.17 Disability evaluation percent 80 .............................................. 90 .............................................. 100 ............................................ (38 U.S.C. 1114(k) through (t)): 38 U.S.C. 1114(k) .............. 38 U.S.C. 1114(l) ............... 38 U.S.C. 1114(m) ............. 38 U.S.C. 1114(n) .............. 38 U.S.C. 1114(o) .............. 38 U.S.C. 1114(p) .............. 38 U.S.C. 1114(r) ............... 38 U.S.C. 1114(s) .............. 38 U.S.C. 1114(t) ............... Monthly rate 1,657.80 1,862.96 3,106.04 $110.31 3,864.90 4,265.31 4,852.09 5,423.45 5,423.45 2,326.23; 3,465.63 3,476.65 3,465.63 Additional Compensation for Dependents [38 U.S.C. 1115(1)] 38 U.S.C. 1115(1): 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(A) 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(B) 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(C) 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(D) 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(E) 38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(F) ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... $173.18 300.00; 86.05 115.81; 86.05 138.98 332.00 277.96 Clothing Allowance [38 U.S.C. 1162] $830.56 per year Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Pamela Powers, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on December 30, 2019, for publication. Jeffrey M. Martin, Assistant Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–00001 Filed 1–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 4 (Tuesday, January 7, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Cost of Living Adjustments for Service-Connected Benefits

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living 
Adjustment Act of 2019, Public Law (Pub. L.) 116-58, the Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of adjustments in certain 
benefit rates. These adjustments affect the compensation program.

DATES: These adjustments became effective on December 1, 2019, the date 
provided by Public Law 116-58.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Hancock, Policy Staff (211A), 
Compensation Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-9700. (This is not a toll-
free telephone number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2 of Public Law 116-58 provides for 
an increase in each of the rates in sections 1114, 1115(1), and 1162 of 
title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.). VA is required to increase these 
benefit rates by the same percentage as increases in the benefit 
amounts payable under title II of the Social Security Act. The 
increased rates are required to be published in the Federal Register.
    The Social Security Administration has announced that there will be 
a 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits for 
2020. Therefore, applying the same percentage, the following rates 
(beginning on page 3) for VA's compensation program became effective on 
December 1, 2019:

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            Disability evaluation percent                 Monthly rate
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                         Disability Compensation
                            [38 U.S.C. 1114]
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10...................................................            $142.29
20...................................................             281.27
30...................................................             435.69
40...................................................             627.61
50...................................................             893.43
60...................................................           1,131.68
70...................................................           1,426.17
80...................................................           1,657.80
90...................................................           1,862.96
100..................................................           3,106.04
(38 U.S.C. 1114(k) through (t)):
    38 U.S.C. 1114(k)................................            $110.31
    38 U.S.C. 1114(l)................................           3,864.90
    38 U.S.C. 1114(m)................................           4,265.31
    38 U.S.C. 1114(n)................................           4,852.09
    38 U.S.C. 1114(o)................................           5,423.45
    38 U.S.C. 1114(p)................................           5,423.45
    38 U.S.C. 1114(r)................................          2,326.23;
                                                                3,465.63
    38 U.S.C. 1114(s)................................           3,476.65
    38 U.S.C. 1114(t)................................           3,465.63
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                 Additional Compensation for Dependents
                           [38 U.S.C. 1115(1)]
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38 U.S.C. 1115(1):
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(A).............................            $173.18
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(B).............................      300.00; 86.05
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(C).............................      115.81; 86.05
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(D).............................             138.98
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(E).............................             332.00
    38 U.S.C. 1115(1)(F).............................             277.96
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                           Clothing Allowance
                            [38 U.S.C. 1162]
                            $830.56 per year
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Signing Authority

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs approved this document and 
authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the 
Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an 
official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Pamela Powers, 
Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document 
on December 30, 2019, for publication.

Jeffrey M. Martin,
Assistant Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of 
the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-00001 Filed 1-6-20; 8:45 am]
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