Tue October 26th, 2021
Sponsor: Sen. Jon Tester — D — MT
Increases disability compensation and health care benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for veterans who have been exposed to toxic substances, materials, or environments during military service. In the future, veterans who developed conditions linked to toxic exposure also would receive those benefits. Survivors of veterans whose disabilities were caused by toxic exposure would receive additional compensation and access to health care under the bill. It also increases access to other VA benefits, including education assistance and home loan guarantees for some of those veterans and their dependents. Finally, the bill requires VA to conduct studies, prepare reports, and conduct outreach.
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