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79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 728-AUG. 1 ,1946 [CHAPTER 728] AN ACT To amend certain provisions of the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, as amended, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 601 (f) of the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940 is hereby amended effective as of October 8, 1940, to read as follows: "(f) The terms 'parent', 'father', and 'mother' include a father, mother, father through adoption, mother through adoption, persons who have stood in loco parentis to a member of the military or naval forces at any time prior to entry into active service for a period of not less than one year, and a stepparent, if designated as beneficiary by the insured." (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) of this section to section 601 (f) of the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, as amended, shall not be construed (1) to require the discontinuance, for any period prior to the first day of the third calendar month fol- lowing receipt of claim by or on behalf of a person brought within the permitted class of beneficiaries by such amendment, of any insur- ance award made prior to the date of enactment of this Act, or (2) to require duplicate payments of benefits in any case. SEC. 2 . Section 602 (c) of the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940 is hereby amended effective as of October 8, 1940, to read as follows: "(c) (1) Any person upon reenlistment or reentrance into or reemployment in active service and before discharge or resignation therefrom and any person in the active service upon discharge to accept a commission and before resignation therefrom, shall be granted such insurance upon application therefor in writing (made within one hundred and twenty days following such reenlistment, reentrance, reemployment, or discharge to accept a commission), and upon payment of premiums and evidence satisfactory to the Adminis- trator showing such person to be in good health at the time of such application. "(2) Subject to the provisions of the first proviso under the cap- tion 'Transfer of Appropriations' contained in title II of the First Supplemental Surplus Appropriation Rescission Act, 1946 (Public Law 301, Seventy-ninth Congress), any individual who has had active service between October 8, 1940, and September 2, 1945, both dates inclusive, shall be granted such insurance upon application therefor in writing and upon payment or authorization for deduction of premiums and evidence satisfactory to the Administrator showing such person to be in good health at the time of such application. In any case in which application for life or disability insurance or for reinstatement of such insurance is made prior to January 1, 1950, the Administrator shall not deny, for the purposes of this or any other section of this part, that the applicant is in good health because of any disability or disabilities, less than total in degree, resulting from or aggravated by such active service. In any case in which insurance is granted by reason of the immediately preceding sentence, the premiums paid on such insurance shall be credited directly to the national service life-insurance appropriation and any payments of benefits on such insurance shall be made directly from such appro- priation. The maximum amount of insurance for which an indi- vidual is otherwise eligible to apply under this paragraph shall be decreased by the amount of any insurance which he may have surrendered for its cash-surrender value. August , 1946 [H. R. 6371] [Public Law 889] Insurance Act of 1946. 56 Stat. 659. 38 U. S. C., Supp. v, 801 (f). "Parent," "father,*" "mother.' Discontinuance at award, etc. 54 Stat. 1009. 38 U. 8.C. §802 (). Reenlistment, eto. Active service be- tween Oct. 8, 1940 and Sept. 2,194t. Ante, p. 14. Application prior to Jan. 1 , 1950. 60 STAT.]