H.R.5928 - Veterans' Disability Claims Efficiency Act of 2010111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] (Introduced 07/29/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||07/30/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5928 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/29/2010)
Veterans' Disability Claims Efficiency Act of 2010 - Allows the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), in the case of a disability claim with multiple conditions, to assign an interim disability rating for the condition(s) that can be assigned without further development and to continue development of the remaining condition(s). Requires an interim disability rating to remain in effect unless the Secretary later assigns an increased rating for such condition. Prohibits the continuation of such rating if the rating was based on fraud or the condition improves.
Directs the Secretary to establish a process for the rapid identification of initial claims for disability compensation that should, in adjudication, receive priority in the order of review. Requires the Secretary to identify whether claims have the potential of being adjudicated quickly, the claims qualify for priority treatment, and a temporary disability rating could be assigned for such claims. Authorizes the Secretary to provide priority based on the effect such priority would have on a claimant.