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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 4166

To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to secure medical opinions 
for veterans with service-connected disabilities who die from COVID-19 
  to determine whether their service-connected disabilities were the 
   principal or contributory cases of death, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              July 2, 2020

Ms. Sinema (for herself and Mr. Tillis) introduced the following bill; 
which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to secure medical opinions 
for veterans with service-connected disabilities who die from COVID-19 
  to determine whether their service-connected disabilities were the 
   principal or contributory cases of death, 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 ``Ensuring Survivors Benefits during 
COVID-19 Act of 2020''.

SEC. 2. MEDICAL OPINIONS FOR CERTAIN VETERANS WITH SERVICE-CONNECTED 
              DISABILITIES WHO DIE OF COVID-19.

    In any case in which a veteran with a service-connected disability 
dies from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), or complications caused 
by such disease, and the death certificate of the veteran does not 
clearly identify the service-connected disability as the principal or 
contributory cause of death, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
secure a medical opinion to determine if the service-connected 
disability was the principal or contributory cause of death.
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