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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Surviving Spouses and Dependents Outreach Enhancement and Veterans Casework Improvement Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance outreach programs carried out by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for more fully informing surviving spouses and dependents of benefits available to them under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and to improve local assistance levels by providing dedicated staff to assist surviving spouses and dependents in obtaining benefits under those laws.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/25/2000Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
12/07/2000Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
12/07/2000Referred to the Subcommittee on Benefits.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
10/25/2000Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/25/2000Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (25)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Veterans' Affairs10/25/2000 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Benefits12/07/2000 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health12/07/2000 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/25/2000)

Surviving Spouses and Dependents Outreach Enhancement and Veterans Casework Improvement Act - Encourages all elements within the Department of Veterans Affairs, public and private sector entities, and veterans' widows and surviving spouses and their organizations to work cooperatively to fully inform veterans' surviving spouses and dependents regarding their eligibility for veterans' benefits and health care services.

Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to assign appropriate Department employees to conduct outreach programs and provide outreach services for eligible spouses and dependents.