House Bill 8260
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Faster Payments to Veterans’ Survivors Act of 2022
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Passed House on Sep 14, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 1, 2022
Latest Action
Sep 15, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
8260
Congress
117
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
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House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
September 14, 2022
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 11 of H. Res. 1339, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1468, as amended; H.R. 5865; H.R. 5916, as amended; H.R. 7735, as amended; H.R. 7846; H.R. 7939, as amended; H.R. 8260, as amended; and S. 4205.
Summary

Faster Payments to Veterans' Survivors Act of 2022

This bill modifies policies and procedures related to the payment of benefits under certain life insurance programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

If a primary beneficiary has not made a claim for payment within one year (currently two years) after the death of the insured under the National Service Life Insurance (NSLI) program or the United States Government Life Insurance (USGLI) program, the VA is authorized to make payment to another designated beneficiary as if the primary beneficiary had predeceased the insured. If no designated beneficiary makes a claim within two years (currently four years) after the death of the insured, the VA is authorized to make a payment to a person the VA deems to be equitably entitled to such benefit.

The bill also modifies the beneficiary designation process under NSLI and USGLI. Specifically, if a person does not designate a beneficiary for insurance, or if the designated beneficiary predeceases the insured person, the VA must determine the beneficiary in a specified order of succession.

Additionally, the bill requires the VA to improve its processes and procedures with respect to identifying, locating, and paying hard-to-find beneficiaries of life insurance policies, including by improving its website search tools.

Text (3)
September 14, 2022
September 13, 2022
Actions (16)
09/15/2022
Received in the Senate.
09/14/2022
Pursuant to section 11 of H. Res. 1339, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1468, as amended; H.R. 5865; H.R. 5916, as amended; H.R. 7735, as amended; H.R. 7846; H.R. 7939, as amended; H.R. 8260, as amended; and S. 4205. (consideration: CR H7814-7822; text: CR H7820-7821)
09/14/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 11 of H. Res. 1339, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1468, as amended; H.R. 5865; H.R. 5916, as amended; H.R. 7735, as amended; H.R. 7846; H.R. 7939, as amended; H.R. 8260, as amended; and S. 4205.
09/14/2022
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1339, proceedings on H.R. 8260 are considered vacated.
09/13/2022
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
09/13/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 8260.
09/13/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7770-7772; text: CR H7770-7771)
09/13/2022
Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/13/2022
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 360.
09/13/2022
Reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 117-463.
07/19/2022
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
07/19/2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/18/2022
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Discharged.
07/14/2022
Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
07/01/2022
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
07/01/2022
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jul 2, 2022 9:45:08 AM
Record Updated
Nov 15, 2022 3:26:14 AM