Accession Number:

ADA510423

Title:

Military and Veterans' Benefits: Analysis of VA Compensation Levels for Survivors of Veterans and Servicemembers

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2009-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

We study the local reactivity of molecular oxygen with bimetallic substrates of a platinum trimer island supported on nanotips of CoPt, Pt, Co, Ni, and Fe. Because of the reduced interatomic distances and varying interaction strengths with the substrates, the supported island interaction with oxygen can be tuned from stronger to weaker relative to the interaction of a freestanding island with oxygen despite that there is no well-behaved trend with the binding energy of the island to the substrates. or for at least 5 continuous years after discharge from military service. The surviving spouse of a servicemember qualifies for this compensation if the servicemember died while on active duty.5 Some children aged 18 and older may receive separate DIC payments if they are in school or are unable to care for themselves. Parents may receive these benefits if they were dependent on the veteran or servicemember for financial support. Surviving spouses receive basic DIC payments at a flat rate, currently 1,154 per month, regardless of their spouses military rank or degree of disability. In addition to the set basic monthly payment, surviving spouses may qualify for additional payments for example, if they have children under age 18, or have disabilities themselves. This compensation is paid to other surviving children at a flat rate, while surviving parents payments are based on the parents income. These monthly DIC payments are set by law, are consistent across the country, and generally subject to annual cost-of-living adjustments. The payments are not subject to federal income taxes.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE