H.R.3989 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the process for determining the eligibility of caregivers of veterans to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] (Introduced 11/05/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/24/2016 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3989 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/05/2015)
Support Our Military Caregivers Act
This bill permits an individual to elect to have an independent contractor perform an external clinical review of any of the following:
- a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) denial of an individual's application to be a caregiver or family caregiver eligible for VA benefits;
- with respect to an approved application, a VA determination of the level or amount of personal care services that a veteran requires;
- a request by a caregiver or family caregiver for a reconsideration of the level or amount of personal care services that a veteran requires based on post-application changes; and
- a revocation of benefits by the VA.
The VA shall ensure that each external clinical review is completed and the individual is notified in writing of the results within 120 days of the election.