United States Code
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Augmented compensation for dependents
For the purpose of this section, “dependent” means—
a wife, if—
she is a member of the same household as the employee;
she is receiving regular contributions from the employee for her support; or
the employee has been ordered by a court to contribute to her support;
a husband, if—
he is a member of the same household as the employee; or
he is receiving regular contributions from the employee for his support; or
the employee has been ordered by a court to contribute to his support;
an unmarried child, while living with the employee or receiving regular contributions from the employee toward his support, and who is—
under 18 years of age; or
over 18 years of age and incapable of self-support because of physical or mental disability; and
a parent, while wholly dependent on and supported by the employee.
Notwithstanding paragraph (3) of this subsection, compensation payable for a child that would otherwise end because the child has reached 18 years of age shall continue if he is a student as defined by section 8101 of this title at the time he reaches 18 years of age for so long as he continues to be such a student or until he marries.
A disabled employee with one or more dependents is entitled to have his basic compensation for disability augmented—
at the rate of 8⅓ percent of his monthly pay if that compensation is payable under section 8105 or 8107(a) of this title; and
at the rate of 8⅓ percent of the difference between his monthly pay and his monthly wage-earning capacity if that compensation is payable under section 8106(a) of this title.
cite as: 5 USC 8110