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Official Title as Introduced

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.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/21/2020Introduced in House

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04/21/2020Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/21/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 05/05/2020

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House Veterans' Affairs04/21/2020 Referred to

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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.