Summary: S.2413 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/02/2014)

Restoring Veterans Trust Act of 2014 - Revises veterans' benefit programs to address:

  • veterans' access to medical care, including through measures that address the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) scheduling and performance management systems, VA health facility staffing shortages, and veterans' access to covered care at non-VA facilities;
  • the expansion and extension of certain health care benefits, including caregiver support services, immunizations, chiropractic care, and treatment for traumatic brain injury;
  • health care administration, including by extending the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program;
  • complementary and alternative medicine;
  • mental health care;
  • dental care eligibility and expansion, including by requiring the creation of a program of education to promote veterans' dental health;
  • health care related to sexual trauma, including by requiring the provision of counseling and treatment to members of the Armed Forces and the development of a screening mechanism to detect incidents of domestic abuse;
  • reproductive treatment and services, including by requiring the provision of fertility counseling and adoption assistance to severely wounded veterans;
  • major medical facility leases;
  • survivor and dependent matters, including the provision of benefits to the children of certain veterans who are born with spina bifida;
  • education matters, including the approval of courses for purposes of the All-Volunteer Force and the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance programs;
  • the extension of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs' authority to provide the same rehabilitation and vocational benefits to members of the Armed Forces with severe injuries or illnesses as are provided to veterans;
  • veterans' employment, including employment within the federal government;
  • sanctions for federal contractors who repeatedly violate the employment and reemployment rights of members of the Armed Forces;
  • small business matters, including contracting and subcontracting participation goals with federal departments and agencies;
  • administrative matters, including by requiring the Secretary to establish regional support centers for Veterans Integrated Service Networks;
  • the processing of disability claims, including those based on military sexual trauma, as well as claims for pensions and dependency and indemnity compensation;
  • the manner in which hearings before the Board of Veterans' Appeals are to be conducted;
  • certain rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, including protections regarding the expiration of professional licenses, the denial of credit or the termination of residential leases due to military service, and mortgage foreclosures against surviving spouses; and
  • outreach and miscellaneous matters, including the repeal of a provision of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that reduces the cost-of-living adjustment to the retirement pay of members of the Armed Forces who are under age 62.