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senate Bill S. 1559

Benefits Fairness for Filipino Veterans Act of 2013

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Benefits Fairness for Filipino Veterans Act of 2013

Official Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the method of determining whether Filipino veterans are United States residents for purposes of eligibility for receipt of the full-dollar rate of compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


Benefits Fairness for Filipino Veterans Act of 2013 - Provides that, with respect to eligibility for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of Filipino veterans who are lawful U.S. residents, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may not determine that such a person is not an individual residing in the United States solely because the person is outside the United States for any period of less than one year.

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedSeptember 27th, 2013

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