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[85 STAT. 661]
[85 STAT. 661]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

85 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 92-197-DEC. 15, 1971

"(1) One child, $92. "(2) Two children, $133. " (3) Three children, $172. "(4) More than three children, $172, plus $34 for each child in excess of three." SEC. 3. (a) Subsection (a) of section 414 of title 38. United States Code, is amended by striking out "$32" and inserting in lieu thereof "$55". (b) Subsection (b) of section 414 of such title is amended by striking out "$88" and inserting in lieu thereof "$92". (c^ Subsection ((j) of section 414 of such title is amended by striking out $45" and inserting in lieu thereof "$47". SEC. 4. (a) Subsection (b) of section 415 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "(b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, if there is only one parent, dependency and indemnity compensation shall be paid to him according to the following formula: If annual income is $800 or less the monthly rate of dependency and indemnity compensation shall be $100. For each $1 of annual income in excess of $800 up to and including $1,200, the monthly rate shall be reduced 3 cents; for each $1 of annual income in excess of $1,200 up to and including $1,600, the monthly rate shall be reduced 4 cents; for each $1 of annual income in excess of $1,600 up to and including $1,900, the monthly rate shall be reduced 5 cents; for each $1 of annual income in excess of $1,900 up to and including $2,100, the monthly rate shall be reduced 6 cents; and for each $1 of annual income in excess of $2,100 up to and including $2,600, the monthly rate shall be reduced 7 cents. No dependency and indemnity compensation shall be paid if annual income exceeds $2,600, " (2) If there is only one parent and he has remarried and is living with his spouse, dependency and indemnity compensation shall be paid to him under either the formula of paragraph (1) of this subsection or under the formula in subsection (d), whichever is the greater. In such a case of remarriage the total combined annual income of the parent and his spouse shall be counted in determining the monthly rate of dependency and indemnity compensation under the appropriate formula." (b) Subsection (c) of such section 415 is amended to read as follows: " (c) Except as provided in subsection (d), if there are two parents, but they are not living together, dependencv and indemnity compensation shall be paid to each according to the following formula: If the annual income of each parent is $800 or less, the monthly rate of dependency and indemnity payable to each shall be $70. For each $1 of annual income in excess of $800 up to and including $1,100, the monthly rate shall be reduced 2 cents; for each $1 of annual income in excess of $1,100 up to and including $1,700, the monthly rate shall be reduced 3 cents; and for each $1 of annual income in excess of $1,700 up to and including $2,600, the monthly rate shall be reduced 4 cents. No dependency and indemnity compensation shall be paid to a parent whose annual income exceeds $2,600." (c) Subsection (d) of such section 415 is amended to read as follows: " (d) If there are two parents who are living together, or if a parent has remarried and is living with his spouse, dependency and indemnity compensation shall be paid to each such parent according to the following formula: If the total combined annual income is

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84 Stat. 256.

One p a r e n t. 80 Stat. 1157; 84 Stat. 1582.

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Two p a r e n t s. 72 Stat. 1129; 84 Stat. 1582.