H.R.1713 - Lonnie Kilpatrick Central Pacific Relief Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. San Nicolas, Michael F. Q. [D-GU-At Large] (Introduced 03/13/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1713 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/13/2019)
Lonnie Kilpatrick Central Pacific Relief Act
This bill provides a presumption of service-connection for diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents to veterans who served on (1) Guam or American Samoa, or in the territorial waters thereof between January 9, 1962, and July 31, 1980; or (2) Johnston Atoll or a ship that went to Johnston Atoll between January 1, 1972, and September 30, 1977. Under a presumption of service-connection, specific diseases diagnosed in certain veterans are presumed to have been caused by the circumstances of their military service. Health care benefits and disability compensation may then be awarded.
Additionally, the bill expands eligibility for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care to veterans with a disability associated with exposure to certain herbicides during specified times of military service on Guam, American Samoa, or Johnston Atoll.