H.R.1598 - Prisoner of War Benefits Act of 2005

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide improved benefits for veterans who are former prisoners of war. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Prisoner of War Benefits Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide improved benefits for veterans who are former prisoners of war. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Prisoner of War Benefits Act of 2005 - Amends Federal veterans' benefits provisions with respect to former prisoners of war (POW) to repeal the currently required 30-day minimum period of internment prior to the presumption of service connection for certain listed diseases, for purpose

Official Summary

Prisoner of War Benefits Act of 2005 - Amends Federal veterans' benefits provisions with respect to former prisoners of war (POW) to repeal the currently required 30-day minimum period of internment prior to the presumption of service connection for certain listed diseases, for purposes of the payment of veterans' disability compensation. Adds the following diseases to the above listed diseases heart disease, stroke, diabetes (type 2), and osteoporosis. Requires:
(1) such presumption also with respect to any disease that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs determines warrants such presumption by reason of having a positive association with the experience of being a prisoner of war; and
(2) the Secretary to make such a determination within 60 days after a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War that such presumption be established for a non-listed disease.

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