S.1213 - Filipino Veterans' Benefits Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Specter, Arlen [R-PA] (Introduced 06/09/2003)(by request)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||07/29/2003 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1213 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/09/2003)
Filipino Veterans' Benefits Act of 2003 - Requires (current law authorizes) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish hospital and nursing home care and medical services to any individual who is a Commonwealth Army veteran or new Philippine Scout (current law) and who is: (1) residing in the United States; and (2) a U.S. citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
Provides a rate of payment equal to the rate provided for active-service veterans and their survivors for dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of Commonwealth Army veterans or new Philippine Scouts.
Extends through 2008 the authority to operate a Department of Veterans Affairs regional office in the Republic of the Philippines.
Provides national cemetery burial benefits for new Philippine Scouts residing in the United States.