H.R.760 - Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007

To amend title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts to have been active service for purposes of benefits under programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts to have been active service for purposes of benefits under programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. as introduced.

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Bob Filner

D-CA

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OpenCongress Summary

A bill that would recognize the involvement of Filipinos who fought in the U.S. military during World War II as "active service." This designation would allow these Filipino veterans to receive the same benefits as U.S.-born veterans, including improved disability pensions.
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Official Summary

Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007 - Deems certain service performed before July 1, 1946, in the organized military forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts as active military service for purposes of eligibility for veterans' benefits through the Department of Veterans Aff

Official Summary

Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007 - Deems certain service performed before July 1, 1946, in the organized military forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts as active military service for purposes of eligibility for veterans' benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Repeals certain provisions discounting such service as qualifying service.

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