H.R.369: Reducing Barriers to Veterans' Benefits 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 Dan Benishek, R-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Reducing Barriers to Veterans' Benefits Act - Presumes a service connection, for veterans' benefits purposes, for diagnosed hearing loss, tinnitus, or both, for veterans who, during active military service: (1) were assigned to a military occupational specialty in which the veterans were likely to be exposed to a level of acoustic trauma sufficient to result in permanent hearing loss, tinnitus, or both; or (2) served in combat against a hostile force during a period of hostilities.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.