[USC02] 38 USC 1141: Basic entitlement
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38 USC 1141: Basic entitlement Text contains those laws in effect on August 12, 2020
From Title 38-VETERANS' BENEFITSPART II-GENERAL BENEFITSCHAPTER 11-COMPENSATION FOR SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY OR DEATHSUBCHAPTER V-PEACETIME DEATH COMPENSATION

§1141. Basic entitlement

The surviving spouse, child or children, and dependent parent or parents of any veteran who died before January 1, 1957, as the result of injury or disease incurred in or aggravated by active military, naval, or air service, in line of duty, during other than a period of war, shall be entitled to receive compensation as hereinafter provided in this subchapter.

( Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1123 , §341; Pub. L. 92–197, §6, Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 662 ; Pub. L. 94–433, title IV, §404(18), Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1379 ; renumbered §1141, Pub. L. 102–83, §5(a), Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 406 .)

Amendments

1991-Pub. L. 102–83 renumbered section 341 of this title as this section.

1976-Pub. L. 94–433 substituted "spouse" for "widow".

1971-Pub. L. 92–197 struck out eligibility clause when the veteran died after April 30, 1957, under circumstances described in section 417(a) of this title.

Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–433 effective Oct. 1, 1976, see section 406 of Pub. L. 94–433, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.

Effective Date of 1971 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 92–197 effective Jan. 1, 1972, see section 10 of Pub. L. 92–197, set out as a note under section 1311 of this title.