House Bill 2724
117th Congress(2021-2022)
VA Peer Support Enhancement for MST Survivors Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-271 on Dec 27, 2022
Apr 21, 2021
Latest Action
Dec 27, 2022
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Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
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House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (1)
Passed on May 19, 2022
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
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VA Peer Support Enhancement for MST Survivors Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that each individual who files a claim relating to military sexual trauma is assigned a peer support specialist during the claims process, unless the individual elects to not have such support.

Under the bill, a peer support specialist must be trained as a victim advocate and may not be responsible for any part of adjudicating the individual's claim.

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May 11, 2023 3:43:11 PM