S.1198 - Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 05/22/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/22/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1198 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/22/2017)
Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to work with federal agencies, states, and experts to develop and implement federal and state standards that protect individuals who are eligible for increased pension for a non-service-connected disability or death or for service on the basis of need for regular aid and attendance from dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices.
The Government Accountability Office must: (1) report standards that would be effective in protecting such individuals if the VA fails to submit such standards as required, and (2) complete a study on standards implemented under this bill.