H.R.4344 - Military Sexual Trauma Claims Administration Reform and Eligibility Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] (Introduced 03/27/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||04/04/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.4344 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/27/2014)
Military Sexual Trauma Claims Administration Reform and Eligibility Act - Establishes a presumption, for the purpose of determining a veteran's eligibility for disability compensation, that a veteran's mental health condition was incurred in or aggravated by military sexual trauma if the veteran so certifies, despite a lack of evidence that such condition or trauma occurred during such service. Makes that presumption rebuttable.
Defines "military sexual trauma" as psychological trauma that, in the judgment of a mental health professional, resulted from a physical assault or battery of a sexual nature or sexual harassment that occurred while the veteran was serving on active duty or active duty for training in the Armed Forces.