S. 748: Veterans Pension Protection Act

Introduced:
Apr 17, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
13% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

H.R. 2341 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jun 12, 2013

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Sponsor
Ron Wyden
Senior Senator from Oregon
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 17, 2013
Length
19 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2341 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 12, 2013

S. 1982 (Related)
Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Feb 04, 2014

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 17, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Apr 17, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 17, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

21% chance of getting past committee.
13% chance of being enacted.

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

 
Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to consider the resources of individuals applying for pension that were recently disposed of by the individuals for less than fair market value when determining the eligibility of such individuals for such pension, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)
Committees

Senate Veterans' Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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4/17/2013--Introduced.
Veterans Pension Protection Act - Provides that if a veteran eligible for a pension for service or for a non-service-connected disability, or the spouse of such veteran, disposes of a resource that was part of such veteran's estate for less than its fair market value within three years before applying for such pension, then the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) shall deny or discontinue the pension payment for months beginning on the date of such disposition and ending when the uncompensated value of such resource is reached.
Provides the same denial or discontinuance in the case of a veteran eligible for an increased pension payment on account of a child, unless the Secretary determines that such denial or discontinuance would work an undue hardship.
Applies the same denial or discontinuance, with the same undue hardship exception, in the case of: (1) a veteran's surviving spouse who disposes of a covered resource for less than fair market value within such period, and (2) an increased pension for such spouse on account of a child.
Requires the Secretary, at the time a veteran, surviving spouse, or child applies for such a pension, to: (1) inform the individual of such requirements, and (2) obtain information to determine whether a period of ineligibility for such payments will be required.
Requires annual reports from the Secretary, through 2018, on the administration of this Act.

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