Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House amended (03/21/2007)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on March 20, 2007. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Dr. James Allen Veteran Vision Equity Act - Modifies the standard for awarding disability compensation to veterans for loss of vision to require payment of compensation for impairment of vision (currently, blindness) involving both eyes due to a service-connected and non service-connected disability. Defines such impairment as a visual acuity of 20/200 or less or of a peripheral field of 20 degrees or less.

Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services with information for comparison with the National Directory of New Hires for income verification purposes with respect to individuals under age 65 in order to determine eligibility for certain veteran benefits and services. Requires: (1) independent verification of information so acquired prior to terminating, denying, or reducing a benefit or service; and (2) the opportunity for an individual to contest negative findings.

Extends, through June 30, 2009, VA authority to provide an educational allowance to persons performing qualifying work-study activities.

Authorizes the Secretary, in lieu of furnishing a headstone or marker for the grave of certain individuals buried in a private cemetery, to furnish a bronze representation of the letter "V" to be attached to a headstone or marker furnished at private expense.