H.R.5169 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to revise the limitations on the payment of attorneys' fees in connection with Department of Veterans Affairs benefits proceedings.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Staggers, Harley O., Jr. [D-WV-2] (Introduced 06/27/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/27/1990 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5169 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/27/1990)
Provides that attorneys' fees may not be charged in the case of an individual applying for benefits under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs before the date on which the Board of Veterans' Appeals first makes a final decision in the case.
States that there shall be no limit upon attorneys' fees charged at any stage of a proceeding involving the Department in: (1) any case in which the United States is seeking to collect an indebtedness, which involves waiver of overpayments; or (2) proceedings before a court.