H.R. 5549 (111th): RAPID Claims Act

Jun 17, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Joe Donnelly
Representative for Indiana's 2nd congressional district
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Jun 17, 2010
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H.R. 2377 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Jun 24, 2011


This bill was introduced on June 17, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 17, 2010
Referred to Committee Jun 17, 2010
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for expedited procedures for the consideration of certain veterans claims, and for other purposes.


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105 cosponsors (97D, 8R) (show)

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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Rating and Processing Individuals' Disability Claims Act or the RAPID Claims Act - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), if a veteran's claim is submitted that is determined to be a fully developed claim, to provide: (1) the claimant with the opportunity to waive any claim development period with respect to such claim; and (2) expeditious treatment to such claim.
Provides that: (1) if a person notifies the Secretary of the intention to submit a fully developed claim and does so within a one-year period thereafter, the Secretary shall provide expeditious treatment to the claim; and (2) if the Secretary determines that a claim submitted as fully developed is not fully developed, the Secretary shall notify such person within 30 days of the information and evidence required to fully develop the claim.
Requires the Secretary, when denying a benefit, to notify the claimant of any form or application required to appeal such decision.

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