S.171 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage under the beneficiary travel program of the Department of Veterans Affairs of certain disabled veterans for travel in connection with certain special disabilities rehabilitation, and for other purposes.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 01/13/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/13/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.171 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/13/2015)
Authorizes payment under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiary travel program of travel expenses in connection with the medical examination, treatment, or care of a veteran with vision impairment, a spinal cord injury or disorder, or double or multiple amputations whose travel is in connection with care provided through a VA special disabilities rehabilitation program, if such care is provided: (1) on an inpatient basis, or (2) while a veteran is provided temporary lodging at a VA facility in order to make such care more accessible.
Requires a report from the Secretary to the congressional veterans committees on the travel program.