H.R. 241 (108th): Veterans Beneficiary Fairness Act of 2003


Jan 8, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 8, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 8, 2003
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to repeal the two-year limitation on the payment of accrued benefits that are due and unpaid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs upon the death of a veteran or other beneficiary under laws administered by the Secretary.

Summary (CRS)

1/8/2003--Introduced.Veterans Beneficiary Fairness Act of 2003 - Repeals the limitation (benefits due and unpaid for not to exceed two years) on the accrued benefits required to be paid by the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 8, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 241”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


13 cosponsors (6R, 6D, 1P) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 2297 (Related)
Veterans Benefits Act of 2003

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 16, 2003

H.R. 1460 (Related)
Veterans Entrepreneurship and Benefits Improvement Act of 2003

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 24, 2003

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