H.R. 6297 (112th): Reducing Barriers to Veterans’ Benefits Act

Aug 02, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Dan Benishek
Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district
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Aug 02, 2012
6 pages
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H.R. 369 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013


This bill was introduced on August 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 02, 2012
Referred to Committee Aug 02, 2012
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a presumption of service connection for certain veterans with tinnitus or hearing loss, and for other purposes.


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House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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Reducing Barriers to Veterans' Benefits Act - Presumes a service connection, for veterans' benefits purposes, for diagnosed hearing loss, tinnitus, or both, for veterans who, during active military service: (1) were assigned to a military occupational specialty in which the veterans were likely to be exposed to a level of acoustic trauma sufficient to result in permanent hearing loss, tinnitus, or both; or (2) served in combat against a hostile force during a period of hostilities.
Directs the Secretary of each military department to ensure that each member of the Armed Forces under their jurisdiction receives an audiometric test at the 8000 Hz frequency (or an equivalent test) to evaluate the hearing of such member during the 90-day period before the member is discharged, separated, or retired.

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