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[74 Stat. 163]
[74 Stat. 163]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

74 S T A T. ]

PUBLIC LAW 8 6 - 4 9 5 - J U N E 8, 1960

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SEC. 2. Notwithstanding the repeal of the National Service Life fj^at! loos. Insurance Act of 1940, claims for insurance granted by virtue of the foregoing section shall be adjudicated under the provisions of that Act, subject to the following conditions: conditions. (a) The insurance shall be payable effective from the date of enactment of this Act in equal monthly installments for one hundred and twenty months certain with such payments continuing during the remaining lifetime of the first beneficiary to the following beneficiaries and in the order named— (1) to the widow or widower of the insured, if living, and while unremarried; (2) if no widow or widower entitled thereto, to the child or children of the insured, if living, in equal shares; (3) if no widow or widower entitled thereto, or child, to the dependent mother or father of the insured, if living, in equal shares. (b) Any installment of such insurance not paid to a beneficiary during his liietime shall be paid to the beneficiary or beneficiaries within the permitted class next entitled to priority and no payment of such insurance shall be made to the estate of any deceased person. (c) No application for insurance payment under this Act shall be valid unless filed in the Veterans' Administration within two years from the effective date of this Act and the relationship and dependency of the applicant where required as a basis for such claim, shall be proved as of the date of death of the insured by evidence satisfactory to the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs. Persons shown by evidence satisfactory to the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to have been mentally or legally incompetent at the time the right to apply for death benefits expires, may make such application at any time within one year after the removal of such disability. (d) The cost of the life insurance benefits granted under this Act shall be borne by the United States and the benefit payments thereunder shall be made from the national service life insurance appropriation. Approved June 8, 1960. Public Law 86-495 ' AN ACT Jxine 8, 1960

To amend section 3104 of title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the furnishing of benefits under laws administered by the Veterans' Administration to any child on account of the death of more than one parent in the same parental line.

[H. R. 9788]

Be it enacted &y the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 3104 veterans, 72 Stat. 1230. (b)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: ml*^^*^" """'" " (2) Benefits other than insurance under laws administered by the Veterans' Administration may not be paid or furnished to or on account of any child by reason of the death of more than one parent in the same parental line; however, the child may elect one or more times to receive benefits by reason of the death of any one of such parents." SEC. 2. The amendment made by this Act shall apply only to cases where the death of a parent occurs after the date of enactment of this Act. Approved June 8, 1960.