H.R.6316 - VET Bonus Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10] (Introduced 11/15/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||12/01/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6316 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/15/2016)
Veterans Earned Their Bonus Act or the VET Bonus Act
This bill prohibits the Department of the Army from recouping a bonus or similar benefit that was provided to a member of the California Army National Guard between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2010, unless the Army proves, after a hearing opportunity, that the member knowingly: (1) participated in fraud or misrepresentation to receive the bonus or benefit, or (2) failed to satisfy the service requirement upon which the bonus or benefit was conditioned.
A member shall be presumed to have acted in good faith in procuring the bonus or benefit and to have satisfied the service requirement.
The Army shall: (1) reimburse a member for any amount previously recouped, plus interest; (2) notify each consumer reporting agency that any debt and recoupment measures linked to the bonus or benefit were not valid; and (3) provide financial assistance to a member who is facing financial hardship because of the recoupment measures.