H.R.6590 - To defer action regarding certain debts arising from benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a period of time including the COVID-19 emergency period.116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] (Introduced 04/21/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/21/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6590 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/21/2020)
This bill defers certain debts arising from benefits under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) during the covered period, which is the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) emergency period plus the 60 days following the end of such period.
Specifically, the bill prohibits the VA from doing the following during the covered period:
- collecting or recording certain debts,
- issuing notice of certain debts to a person or consumer reporting agency,
- allowing any interest to accrue on certain debts, or
- applying any administrative fee to certain debts.
The VA may collect a payment from a person who elects to make such payment during the covered period.