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H.R.894: To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the supervision of fiduciaries of veterans under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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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 Bill Johnson, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 8 (5 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action April 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Provides that, when in the opinion of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) a temporary fiduciary is needed to protect the benefits of a VA beneficiary while a determination of incompetency is being made or appealed or a fiduciary is appealing a determination of misuse, the Secretary may appoint one or more temporary fiduciaries for up to 120 days.

Requires the Secretary to provide a written statement to a beneficiary determined by the Secretary to be mentally incompetent for purposes of appointing a fiduciary. Allows the beneficiary to appeal such determination. Allows a beneficiary for whom the Secretary appoints a fiduciary to, at any time, request the Secretary to remove such fiduciary and appoint a new one. Requires the Secretary to comply with any such request made in good faith. Prohibits any such removal or new appointment from delaying or interrupting the beneficiary's receipt of benefits. Requires a appointed fiduciary appointed by the Secretary to act independ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 25, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
April 25, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 16, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.