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H.R. 2736: Veterans Estate Transfer to Survivors Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 14, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2736

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 14, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans Estate Transfer to Survivors Act.

2.

Clarification of eligible recipients of certain accrued benefits upon death of beneficiary

(a)

Eligibility of estate

Section 5121(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting , or estate, after person; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(D)

The estate of the veteran (unless the estate will escheat).

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(b)

Effective date

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.