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The primary purpose of the limitation on VA compensation and pension in 38 U.S.C. ยงยง 5313(a) and 1505(a) is to eliminate a double burden on United States taxpayers where an incarcerated veteran is already being supported by government funds provided for the operation of a penal institution.

The legislative history of this issue also notes Congress' concern that the purpose of compensation and pension is to replace... more »

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