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H.R.1980: Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Tim Walz, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 26 (19 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced May 14, 2013
Latest Major Action May 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act - Prohibits the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), during the six-year period after the enactment of this Act, from requesting a medical examination in connection with a claim for veterans' disability compensation when the claimant submits medical evidence provided by a non-VA medical professional that is competent, credible, probative, and otherwise adequate for making a claim decision.

Requires the Secretary, during the same period: (1) to assign a prestabilization disability rating of total, 50%, or 30%, as appropriate; (2) to provide temporary minimum disability ratings for veterans not assigned a permanent rating; and (3) to not count any veteran assigned a prestabilization or temporary minimum rating under any backlog of unassigned ratings.

Authorizes the Secretary, during the same period, to certify benefit payments by mail or account deposit before the first day of the month for which such payments are due.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
May 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.