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PUBLIC LAW 101-508 —NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1388-351 "(f) The Secretary shall pay the expenses of carrying out this section from amounts available to the Department for the payment of compensation and pension. "(g) The authority of the Secretary to obtain information from the Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 6103(l)(7)(D)(viii) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 expires on September 30, 1992.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item: "3117. Use of income information from other agencies: notice and verification.". (c) NOTICE TO CURRENT BENEFICIARIES. —(1) The Secretary of Veter- 38 USC 3117 ans Affairs shall notify individuals who (as of the date of the ^°^- enactment of this Act) are applicants for or recipients of the benefits described in subsection (c) (other than paragraph (3)) of section 3117 of title 38, United States Code (as added by subsection (b)), that income information furnished to the Secretary by such applicants and recipients may be compared with information obtained by the Secretary from the Secretary of Health and Human Services or the Secretary of the Treasury under clause (viii) of section 6103(1)(7)(D) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as added by subsection (a)). (2) Notification under paragraph (1) shall be made not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (3) The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may not obtain information from the Secretary of Health and Human Services or the Secretary of the Treasury under section 6103(l)(7)(D)(viii) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as added by subsection (a)) until notification under paragraph (1) is made. (d) GAO STUDY.—The Comptroller General of the United States 38 USC 3117 shall conduct a study of the effectiveness of the amendments made ^°^- by this section and shall submit a report on such study to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Finance of the Senate not later than January 1, 1992. SEC. 8052. LINE OF DUTY. (a) EUMINATION OF COMPENSATION IN CERTAIN CASES. —Title 38, United States Code, is amended— (1) in section 105(a), by striking out "the result of the person's own willful misconduct" in the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "a result of the person's own willful misconduct or abuse of alcohol or drugs"; (2) in section 310, by striking out "the result of the veteran's own willful misconduct" and inserting in lieu thereof "a result of the veteran's own willful misconduct or abuse of alcohol or drugs"; and (3) in section 331, by striking out "the result of the veteran's own willful misconduct" and inserting in lieu thereof "a result of the veteran's own willful misconduct or abuse of alcohol or drugs". 03) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsection (a) 38 USC 105 note, shall take effect with respect to claims filed after October 31, 1990.