There is one summary for S.1213. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.