H.R.1598 - Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] (Introduced 03/25/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||04/07/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1598 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/25/2015)
Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act
This bill amends the definition of "spouse" for purposes of veterans' benefits to require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recognize a marriage based on the law of the state where the marriage occurred.
When a marriage occurs outside a state, the VA shall recognize it if the marriage is lawful in the place where it occurs and could have been entered into under the laws of any state.