H.R.1331 - Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] (Introduced 03/04/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/14/2015 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote . (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1331 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/04/2015)
Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2015
Requires (current law authorizes) the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to accept, for purposes of establishing a claim for veterans disability benefits, a report of a medical examination administered by a private physician without requiring confirmation by a Veterans Health Administration physician if the report is sufficiently complete. Defines "sufficiently complete" as competent, credible, probative, and containing such information as required to make a decision on the claim for which the report is provided.
Requires the Secretary to submit: (1) a report on the progress of the VA's Acceptable Clinical Evidence initiative in reducing the necessity for in-person disability examinations, and (2) an annual report for each VA regional office regarding claims for which private medical evidence was determined to be unacceptable.