S.690 - Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 04/09/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/12/2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-111. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.690 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/09/2013)
Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2013 - Deems certain service performed before July 1, 1946, in the organized military forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts as active military service for purposes of eligibility for veterans' benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in determining eligibility under this Act, to take into account any relevant service documentation, including documentation other than the Missouri List (the list of all discharged and deceased veterans from the 20th century).