H. R. 1982
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 21, 2009
Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan (for herself, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Stark, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Gutierrez, and Mr. Connolly of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to acknowledge the receipt of medical, disability, and pension claims and other communications submitted by veterans.
This Act may be cited as the
Veterans Entitlement to Service (VETS) Act of
Acknowledgment by Secretary of Veterans Affairs of receipt of medical, disability, and pension claims and other communications submitted by veterans
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall acknowledge the receipt of any claim for medical services, disability compensation, or pension under the laws administered by the Secretary for Veterans Affairs, or other communication relating to such services, compensation, or pension, submitted to the Secretary by a veteran within 60 days of receiving the claim or other communication.