SECTION 1. Section 6B of chapter 115 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 19 and 28, the number “$2,000” and is hereby further amended by inserting after the words “the sum of”, in lines 19 and 28, the number “$3,000”.
SECTION 2. Section 6B of chapter 115, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the third paragraph, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The parents, surviving spouse, provided that surviving spouse does not remarry, of a deceased member of the armed forces of the United States, whose death occurred as a result of injury sustained or disease contracted during active service in time of war or insurrection or combat, or surviving spouse, provided that surviving spouse does not remarry, of a deceased member of the armed forces of the United States and who is entitled to dependency and indemnity compensation from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs shall be paid the sum of $3,000 annually in two equal payments on August 1 and February 1. Such payments shall be due and payable from the date of said parents' and surviving spouses application.
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