S.1148 - Veterans Benefits Claims Faster Filing Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 06/12/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||10/30/2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-280.|
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Summary: S.1148 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/12/2013)
Veterans Benefits Claims Faster Filing Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to post in a conspicuous place in each VA regional office and claims intake facility and on the VA website information on: (1) the average processing time for fully developed and not fully developed VA benefits claims submitted in specified forms, and (2) the percentage of such claims filed by specified methods for which benefits are awarded.
Requires the Secretary to notify each person submitting a claim for a VA benefit of such information and of the person's eligibility to receive up to an extra year of benefit payments if the person files a claim that is fully developed.
Requires the notice information to be updated at least quarterly.