Summary: H.R.2683 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2683. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/25/2017)

Protecting Veterans Credit Act of 2017

This bill amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to exclude from consumer report information: (1) a veteran's medical debt if the hospital care or medical services relating to the debt antedates the credit report by less than one year; and (2) a fully paid or settled veteran's medical debt that had been characterized as delinquent, charged off, or in collection.

The bill defines a "veteran's medical debt" as debt from health care provided in a non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility under the laws administered by the VA, including medical debt that the VA has wrongfully charged a veteran.

A dispute process for veterans medical debt is established whereby:

  • a veteran may submit a notice along with proof of VA liability for the debt or documentation that the VA is in the process of paying for authorized medical services to a consumer reporting agency or a reseller in order to dispute such debt's inclusion in the consumer report;
  • the VA shall submit to a veteran a notice it has assumed liability for part or all of the veteran's medical debt; and
  • if such notice and proof of liability or documentation is received, the consumer reporting agency shall delete all information relating to the veteran's medical debt from the file of the consumer and notify the furnisher and the consumer of such deletion.