About the bill
It takes six years on average for veterans to resolve an appeal for a disability claim with the VA. A new law aims to cut that. The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, signed into law last week, aims to cut that backlog.
Any time a veteran files a claim for disability that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rejects, they have the right to appeal. But the average wait before a final decision is six years — and one service member has even waited 25 years. As a result ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 12th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2017
Length: 24 pages
May 2, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 23, 2017
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 23, 2017.
What stakeholders are saying
This bill incorporates provisions from:
S. 1024: Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017
Ordered Reported on Jun 28, 2017. 100% incorporated. (compare text)
S. 712: Department of Veterans Affairs Appeals Modernization Act of 2017
Introduced on Mar 23, 2017. 88% incorporated. (compare text)
H.R. 611: VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2017
Introduced on Jan 23, 2017. 32% incorporated. (compare text)
S. 152: VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2017
Introduced on Jan 17, 2017. 32% incorporated. (compare text)
H.R. 2288 is a bill in the United States Congress.
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