H.R.1809: To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide notice of average times for processing claims and percentage of claims approved, and for other purposes.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 29 (26 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action June 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to post notices of average times for the processing of compensation claims, as well as the percentage of claims approved, in a conspicuous place in each VA regional office and claims intake facility and on the VA website.

Requires the Secretary to notify each person submitting a claim of the above information, as well as the person's eligibility to receive up to an extra year of benefit payments upon filing a claim that is fully developed.

Requires the notice information to be updated at least quarterly.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 28, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.