S.3010 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve procedures for the determination of the inability of veterans to defray expenses of necessary medical care, and for other purposes.106th Congress (1999-2000)
||Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 09/06/2000)
||Senate - Veterans' Affairs
||09/06/2000 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8111-8112) (All Actions)
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Introduced in Senate (09/06/2000)
States that, for purposes of the determination of a veteran's inability to defray the expenses of necessary medical care, neither a veteran's attributable income nor the estate of a veteran's spouse shall include the value of any real property of the veteran, his or her spouse, or any dependent children. Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use a prior year to determine attributable income when circumstances warrant. Authorizes the Secretary, in lieu of obtaining income information directly from the veteran, to utilize information obtained from the Secretary of Health and Human Services or the Secretary of the Treasury in determining attributable income. Makes permanent (currently expires at the end of FY 2003) the authority of the Secretary to obtain such information.