H.R.1435 - Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Backlog Reduction Act of 2007

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a pilot program to reduce the backlog of claims for benefits pending with the Department of Veterans Affairs. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Backlog Reduction Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a pilot program to reduce the backlog of claims for benefits pending with the Department of Veterans Affairs. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Backlog Reduction Act of 2007 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a three-year pilot program to reduce the backlog of claims for benefits pending with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Requires the Secretary to: (1) conduct the

Official Summary

Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Backlog Reduction Act of 2007 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a three-year pilot program to reduce the backlog of claims for benefits pending with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Requires the Secretary to:
(1) conduct the pilot program with County Veterans Service Officers in California, Florida, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas; and
(2) refer certain claims requiring further development to such Officers. Requires such Officers to:
(1) act as claimant advocates in developing such claims; and
(2) have access to client information contained in the VA's Benefits Delivery Network.

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