H.R.4381 (Service member Retirement Improvement Act) Cosponsors: 0
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow members of the Ready Reserve of a reserve component of the Armed Forces to make elective deferrals on the basis of their service to the Ready Reserve and on the basis of their other employment
Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to open burn pits and other environmental exposures in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Introduced by Rep. Elizabeth Etsy, D-CT.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel (08/13/2015)
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide veterans the option of using an alternative appeals process to more quickly determine claims for disability compensation.
Introduced by Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas
Referred to Committee: Veteran’s Affairs
S. 1203 (21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act) Cosponsors: 10
Improves the processing of claims for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs.
Introduced by Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.
Passed by Senate Nov. 10, 2015
Referred to House Committee: Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. (12/3/2015)
Permits additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the VA for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation.
Eliminates the phase-in period under current law with respect to such concurrent receipt.
Introduced by Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla.
Referred to Committees: Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs
S. 271 (Retired Pay Restoration Act) Cosponsors: 23
Permits certain retired members of the uniformed services who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation.