H.R.3343 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve procedural rights of persons whose claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs are denied in whole or in part.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] (Introduced 09/26/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/26/1989 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3343 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/26/1989)
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in any case in which there has been either a disallowance of a veterans benefits claim or a partially awarded claim, to provide to the claimant a written statement setting forth notice of procedural rights of the claimant and the rationale for the disallowance. Requires that such statement: (1) be provided at each procedural stage relating to the disposition of a claim; (2) include a summary of the evidence supporting the disallowance or the partial award; (3) be in such forms as the Secretary prescribes by regulation; (4) include a description of each subsequent procedural stage before the Department of Veterans Affairs; (5) include a description of all rights of the claimant expressly provided for in the veterans' benefits code, the claimant's right to a hearing, to reconsideration, to appeal, and to representation, and any specific procedures necessary to obtain the various forms of review available for consideration of the claim; and (6) include such other information as the Secretary determines would be useful and practical to assist the claimant in obtaining full consideration of the claim.
Adds parallel requirements with respect to the Chairman of the Board of Veterans' Appeals.