Summary: H.R.1482 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1482. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/07/1995)

Veterans Programs Amendments of 1995 - Extends the exception to the minimum active-duty service requirement for benefit eligibility to all veterans' benefits (currently, the exception applies to only limited benefits).

(Sec. 3) Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a pilot program allowing for the use of contract physicians in the conduct of medical disability examinations. Limits to no more than ten Department of Veterans Affairs regional offices the scope of the pilot program. Requires a report to the Congress.

(Sec. 4) Provides an effective date for the discontinuance of veterans' disability compensation in the case of the death of certain totally disabled veterans.

(Sec. 5) Increases to $6,000 the amount authorized to be paid by the Secretary for the purchase of an automobile or adaptive equipment for certain disabled veterans.

(Sec. 6) Extends through December 31, 1997, the authorized period for a program providing vocational training for certain veterans' pension recipients.

(Sec. 7) Increases from one to two years the period for which accrued but unpaid periodic monetary benefits payable to a veteran or the veteran's spouse or dependents shall be paid to the appropriate survivors.

(Sec. 8) Authorizes the Secretary to retain the costs incurred in recovering indebtedness from amounts recovered on an indebtedness owed to the United States by virtue of a person's participation in a veterans' benefit program.