H.R. 1809: To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide notice of average times for processing claims and percentage of claims approved, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Apr 26, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Beto O'Rourke
Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 26, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 1148 (Related)
Veterans Benefits Claims Faster Filing Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 12, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 26, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Apr 26, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 26, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

17% chance of getting past committee.
4% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
29 cosponsors (26D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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4/26/2013--Introduced.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to post notices of average times for the processing of compensation claims, as well as the percentage of claims approved, in a conspicuous place in each VA regional office and claims intake facility and on the VA website.
Requires the Secretary to notify each person submitting a claim of the above information, as well as the person's eligibility to receive up to an extra year of benefit payments upon filing a claim that is fully developed.
Requires the notice information to be updated at least quarterly.

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