House Bill 746
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Ensuring Survivor Benefits during COVID–19 Act of 2021
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on Feb 3, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 3, 2021
Latest Action
Mar 16, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
746
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.
Sponsorship by Party
Louisiana
Massachusetts
New Jersey
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
West Virginia
No House votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Ensuring Survivor Benefits during COVID-19 Act of 2021

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to get a medical opinion to determine if a service-connected disability was the principal or contributory cause of death in situations where a veteran's death certificate identifies COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) as the principal or contributory cause of death, the certificate does not clearly identify any of the veteran's service-connected disabilities as the principal or contributory cause of death, and a claim for dependency and indemnity compensation is filed with respect to the veteran.

Text (1)
February 3, 2021
Actions (3)
03/16/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
02/03/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
02/03/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Created
Feb 4, 2021 8:12:11 AM
Updated
Jul 10, 2021 7:15:47 AM