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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 331 -JULY 19, 1939 Hospitalization and domiciliary care pro- visions. Rates of death com- pensation. Condition. Effective date of awards. 50 Stat. 661. 38U.S.C., Supp. IV, I 472d. 48 Stat. 8. 38U.S.C.ch.12; Supp. IV, ch. 12. 48 Stat. 8. 38U.S.C.ch.12; Supp. IV, ch. 12 . Compensation f or certain specific condi- tions. Interest rate on loans. SEC. 4. In the administration of laws pertaining to veterans, retired officers, and enlisted men of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, who served honorably during a war period as recognized by the Veterans' Administration, shall be, and are, entitled to hospitalization and domiciliary care in Veterans' Admin- istration facilities on parity with other war veterans and subject to those provisions of paragraph VI (A) of Veterans Regulation Numbered 6 (c), which provide for reduction of monetary benefits to veterans having neither wife, child, nor dependent parent while being furnished hospital treatment, institutional, or domiciliary care. SEC. 5. Effective on the 1st day of the month next following the . date of enactment of this Act, the rates of death compensation pay- able under the provisions of existing laws or veterans regulations to a surviving widow, child, or children, and/or dependent mother or father now on the rolls or hereafter to be placed on the rolls as the surviving widow, child, or children, and/or dependent mother or father of any World War veteran who died as the result of injury or disease incurred in or aggravated by active military or naval service in the World War, shall be as follows: Widow, age under fifty years, $38; widow, age fifty years or over, $45; widow with one child, $10 additional for such child up to ten years of age, increased to $15 from age ten (with $8 for each addi- tional child up to ten years of age, increased to $13 from age ten) (subject to apportionment regulations); no widow but one child, $20; no widow but two children, $33 (equally divided); no widow but three children, $46 (equally divided) (with $8 for each additional child, total amount to be equally divided); dependent mother or father, $45 (or both) $25 each. As to the widow, child, or children, the total compensation payable under this section shall not exceed $83. The amount of compensation herein authorized shall be paid in the event the monthly payment of compensation under Veterans Regulation Numbered 1 (g) and the monthly payment of yearly renewable term or automatic insurance does not aggregate or exceed the amount of compensation herein authorized. As to the surviving widow, child, or children, and/or dependent mother or father on the rolls on the date of enactment of this Act, any increased award herein authorized shall be effective from the date of enactment of this Act and in all other cases, except as pro- vided in section 6 of Public Law Numbered 304, Seventy-fifth Con- gress, approved August 16, 1937, effective dates of awards shall be governed by the provisions of veterans regulations promulgated under Public Law Numbered 2, Seventy-third Congress, March 20, 1933. SEC. 6 . Subparagraph (k) of paragraph II, part I, of Veterans Regulation Numbered 1 (a), promulgated under Public Law Num- bered 2, Seventy-third Congress, March 20, 1933, is hereby amended to read as follows: "(k) If the disabled person, as the result of service-incurred dis- ability, has suffered the anatomical loss or the loss of the use of only one foot, or one hand, or one eye, the rate of pension provided in part I, paragraph II (a) to (j), shall be increased by $35 per month." SEC. 7 . On and after the date of enactment of this Act, the rate of interest charged on any loan secured by a lien on United States Government life (converted) insurance shall not exceed 5 per centum per annum. Approved, July 19, 1939. 1070 [53 STAT.