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S.1148: Veterans Benefits Claims Faster Filing Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||armed forces and national security|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.|
|Total Cosponsors||2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)|
|Introduced||June 12, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Oct. 30, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the Senate
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill signed into law
Veterans Benefits Claims Faster Filing Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to post in a conspicuous place in each VA regional office and claims intake facility and on the VA website information on: (1) the average processing time for fully developed and not fully developed VA benefits claims submitted in specified forms, and (2) the percentage of such claims filed by specified methods for which benefits are awarded.
Requires the Secretary to notify each person submitting a claim for a VA benefit of such information and of the person's eligibility to receive up to an extra year of benefit payments if the person files a claim that is fully developed.
Requires the notice information to be updated at least quarterly.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Oct. 30, 2013||Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.|
|June 12, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|