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

Jan 08, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Christopher “Chris” Smith
Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district
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Jan 08, 2003
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2297 (Related)
Veterans Benefits Act of 2003

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


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

Introduced Jan 08, 2003
Referred to Committee Jan 08, 2003
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.


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

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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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs upon the death of a veteran or other beneficiary.

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