H.R. 1982 (111th): Veterans Entitlement to Service (VETS) Act of 2009

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Apr 21, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1982

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 21, 2009

(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

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to acknowledge the receipt of medical, disability, and pension claims and other communications submitted by veterans.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans Entitlement to Service (VETS) Act of 2009.

2.

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.