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This bill passed in the House on October 28, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
14% chance of being enacted.
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Last updated Oct 29, 2013.
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/1/hr1405.
H.R. 1405 directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include a form that may be used to file a notice of disagreement for any claimant that is given a notification of the decision to deny a benefit sought. Furthermore, this legislation honors as a veteran any person entitled to retired pay for non-regular service or who would be entitled to retired pay, but for age and would clarify that this honor would not confer any benefits solely due to recognition.
The bill also authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans’ case-tracking information access to employees of a state or local government agency assisting veterans with benefit claims. However, the bill directs the Secretary to ensure that such access does not allow the employee to modify the data in the case-tracking system or include access to medical records, and requires such employees to complete a certification course on privacy issues before receiving access.
This legislation would also revise the process for the appointment of fiduciaries and would limit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs authority to pay only up to $345 million in awards or bonuses under chapter 45 or 53 of title 5, U.S. Code, or any other awards or bonuses authorized under such title.
For further information, please see the full bill report for H.R. 1405 here.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1405 would result in a net discretionary savings of $108 million over the 2014-2018 period, assuming appropriations actions consistent with the bill.
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The bill contains the following citations to other parts of U.S. law:
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