S.2229 - Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
Summary: S.2229 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2002 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase, as of December 1, 2002, the rates of veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled adult children, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children. Requires each such increase to be the same percentage as the increase in benefits provided under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, on the same effective date.
Introduced in Senate (04/23/2002)
Directs the Secretary to ensure that: (1) the staffing and level of extended care services provided nationally in Department of Veterans Affairs facilities during any fiscal year are not less than that provided during FY 1998 (current law), excluding nursing home care; and (2) the average daily census of veterans in Department nursing homes, in community nursing homes pursuant to contract, and in State nursing homes for which the Secretary pays per diem to States for such care is not less in total than in FY 1998.