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Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID–19 Act of 2021

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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 causes of death, and for other purposes.


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01/28/2021Introduced in Senate

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04/28/2021Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
01/28/2021Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
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Senate Veterans' Affairs01/28/2021 Referred to
04/28/2021 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (01/28/2021)

Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID-19 Act of 2021

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to get a medical opinion to determine if a service-connected disability was the principal or contributory cause of death in situations where a veteran's death certificate identifies COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) as the principal or contributory cause of death, the certificate does not clearly identify any of the veteran's service-connected disabilities as the principal or contributory cause of death, and a claim for dependency and indemnity compensation is filed with respect to the veteran.