S.1042 - Veterans Legal Support Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 05/23/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/12/2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-111.|
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Summary: S.1042 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/23/2013)
Veterans Legal Support Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide support to at least one university law school program that is designed to provide legal assistance to veterans.
Allows programs of university law schools which may receive support under this Act to include those that assist veterans with: (1) filing and appealing claims for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary; and (2) such other civil, criminal, and family legal matters as considered appropriate.
Permits the support provided to a program to include financial support.
Limits the total amount of financial support provided in any fiscal year to $1 million.