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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 241

     To amend title 38, United States Code, to repeal the two-year 
 limitation on the payment of accrued benefits that are due and unpaid 
  by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs upon the death of a veteran or 
      other beneficiary under laws administered by the Secretary.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 8, 2003

  Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself and Mr. Evans) introduced the 
   following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' 
                                Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
     To amend title 38, United States Code, to repeal the two-year 
 limitation on the payment of accrued benefits that are due and unpaid 
  by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs upon the death of a veteran or 
      other beneficiary under laws administered by the Secretary.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Veterans Beneficiary Fairness Act of 
2003''.

SEC. 2. PAYMENT OF ACCRUED BENEFITS.

    (a) Repeal of Limitation on Payment.--Subsection (a) of section 
5121 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking ``for a 
period not to exceed two years'' in the matter preceding paragraph (1).
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall 
take effect with respect to deaths occurring on or after the date of 
the enactment of this Act.
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