H. R. 2736
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 14, 2019
Mr. Zeldin introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify that the estate of a deceased veteran may receive certain accrued benefits upon the death of the veteran, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Veterans Estate Transfer to Survivors Act.
Clarification of eligible recipients of certain accrued benefits upon death of beneficiary
Eligibility of estate
Section 5121(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting
, or estate, after
by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
The estate of the veteran (unless the estate will escheat).
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to the death of an individual on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.