H.R.4052 - Atomic Veterans Relief Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] (Introduced 11/01/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||11/02/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4052 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/01/2007)
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.