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house Bill H.R. 1739

Veterans Backlog Reduction Act

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      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedApril 25th, 2013

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Veterans Backlog Reduction Act

Official Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay provisional benefits for certain nonadjudicated claims, and for other purposes.


Veterans Backlog Reduction Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), in the case of any claim for veterans' disability compensation that is not adjudicated within 125 days after submission, to pay such claimant provisional benefits, from the period beginning on the date of such deadline and ending on the date on which a final claim decision is made. Provides a conditional provisional benefit amount. Requires the Secretary to reduce any final claim amount covering the same period by the amount of provisional benefits received. Prohibits the Secretary, upon the eventual denial of a claim, from recovering any provisional payments unless the Secretary determines an indication of fraud, misrepresentation, or bad faith in connection with the original claim.

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