H.R.2962 - Atomic Veterans Relief Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] (Introduced 06/17/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/28/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2962 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/17/2005)
Atomic Veterans Relief Act - Includes within the definition of a "radiation-risk activity" for purposes of eligibility criteria for veterans' disability compensation the exposure to ionizing radiation due to residual contamination resulting from participation in a nuclear detonation.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include in regulations pertaining to the service-connection of veterans' disabilities additional provisions to ensure, in the case of a claim by a radiation-exposed veteran for service-connection of a nonpresumptive disability, that the procedures for establishment of whether the disability is service-connected do not require imputation to the veteran, through a process known as dose reconstruction, of any particular level of exposure to ionizing radiation.