H.R.1435 - Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Backlog Reduction Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43] (Introduced 03/09/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||04/17/2007 Subcommittee Hearings Held.|
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Summary: H.R.1435 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/09/2007)
Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Backlog Reduction Act of 2007 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a three-year pilot program to reduce the backlog of claims for benefits pending with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Requires the Secretary to: (1) conduct the pilot program with County Veterans Service Officers in California, Florida, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas; and (2) refer certain claims requiring further development to such Officers. Requires such Officers to: (1) act as claimant advocates in developing such claims; and (2) have access to client information contained in the VA's Benefits Delivery Network.