About the bill
H.R. 3705 would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) work with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) to develop new notification letter that, in plain language, clearly explain why such alleged debt was created, and the steps the veteran can take to dispute or mitigate the debt. The bill would also require the VA to research the number of veterans who do not receive debt notification letters and provide a report to Congress detailing the steps the VA can adopt to reduce the number of notices sent to incorrect addresses and provide a timeline for adopting such options.
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) issues a debt notice to veterans due to overpayments of benefits or other situations in which the veteran has accrued debts with VBA. After these notices are ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maine's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 9, 2017
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 8, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“U.S. House Unanimously Passes Pingree Bill to Assist Veterans with VA Debt”
— Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] (Sponsor) on Nov 8, 2017
“Cramer: house ensures va reform with passage of legislation”
— Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Nov 10, 2017
H.R. 3705 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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