Text: H.R.2736 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/14/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2736


To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify that the estate of a deceased veteran may receive certain accrued benefits upon the death of the veteran, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 14, 2019

Mr. Zeldin introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify that the estate of a deceased veteran may receive certain accrued benefits upon the death of the veteran, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Veterans Estate Transfer to Survivors Act”.

SEC. 2. Clarification of eligible recipients of certain accrued benefits upon death of beneficiary.

(a) Eligibility of estate.—Section 5121(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting “, or estate,” after “person”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(D) The estate of the veteran (unless the estate will escheat).”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to the death of an individual on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.