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H.R.2138: Ending VA Claims Disability Backlog and Accountability Act

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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 Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 9 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Ending VA Claims Disability Backlog and Accountability Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement the Strategic Plan to Eliminate the Compensation Claims Backlog (Plan) to ensure that, by Memorial Day (May 25) 2015, each VA disability claim is approved or denied within 125 days after its submission, with an accuracy rate of 98%. Requires a supplemental report from the Secretary to Congress on specific measures to assess implementation of the Plan and a detailed timeline to implement each initiative contained in the Plan.

Directs the Secretary to enter into agreements with the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to ensure that such Commissioner and DOD Secretary transfer to the VA disability or medical records the VA Secretary will use to evaluate a disability claim by not later than 30 days after the VA Secretary requests such records.

Requires the two Secretaries to submit to Congress, and im...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
June 28, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
June 11, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
May 23, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
May 23, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs