H.R.5709 - Veterans Disability Fairness Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Space, Zachary T. [D-OH-18] (Introduced 04/03/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/12/2008 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5709 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/03/2008)
Veterans Disability Fairness Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in order to carry out the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) quality assurance program with respect to the administration of veterans' disability compensation, to ensure the accuracy and consistency across VA offices of the treatment of claims for disability compensation, including disability rating determinations and whether a disability is service-connected.
Requires the Secretary to conduct reviews and audits, at least annually, to identify and correct any inaccuracies or inconsistencies in disability ratings and the adjudication of disability compensation claims by VA regional offices and employees responsible for such ratings or adjudications.