IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 11, 2021
Mr. Brown (for himself, Mr. Tester, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Murphy, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Casey, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Reed, and Mrs. Gillibrand) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the CHAMPVA program, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
CHAMPVA Children's Care Protection Act of 2021.
Increase of maximum age for children eligible for medical care under champva program
Subsection (c) of section 1781 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
Notwithstanding clauses (i) and (iii) of section 101(4)(A) of this title and except as provided in paragraph (2), for purposes of this section, a child is eligible for benefits under subsection (a) until the child's 26th birthday, regardless of the child's marital status.
This subsection shall not be construed to limit eligibility for benefits under subsection (a) of a child described in section 101(4)(A)(ii) of this title.
Subsection (c) of such section, as amended by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to medical care provided under such section on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.