Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
01/29/2020          

Care for the Veteran Caregiver Act

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01/29/2020 Introduced in House Open
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116 HR 5701 IH: Care for the Veteran Caregiver Act
U.S. House of Representatives
2020-01-29
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I116th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 5701IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESJanuary 29, 2020Mr. Hudson (for himself and Miss Rice of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' AffairsA BILLTo amend title 38, United States Code, to improve assistance and support services for caregivers of veterans.
1.
Short title
This Act may be cited as the Care for the Veteran Caregiver Act.
2.
Improvements to the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers
(a)
Extended stipend payments
Subparagraph (C) of paragraph (3) of section 1720G(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after clause (iv) the following new clause: (v)If an eligible veteran dies during the period in which the Secretary provides to the family caregiver of such veteran assistance under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall continue to provide to the family caregiver medical care under section 1781 of this title and the monthly personal caregiver stipend for not less than a six-month period following the date of such death. The Secretary may extend such period for all, or groups of, family caregivers of eligible veterans specified in paragraph (2)(C)..
(b)
Eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers
(1)
Standardized evaluation criteria
Subparagraph (D) of paragraph (3) of such section is amended— (A)by striking In providing and inserting (i) In providing; and (B)by adding at the end the following new clause: (ii)In conducting periodic evaluations under clause (i), the Secretary shall ensure that the criteria used in conducting such evaluations, the methods by which such criteria are assessed, the measurements and standards used, and the evaluation process and review methods used, are standardized across all facilities of the Department and Veteran Integrated Service Networks..
(2)
Permanent eligibility
Subparagraph (C) of such paragraph is amended— (A)by redesignating clause (iv) as clause (v); and (B)by inserting after clause (iii) the following new clause: (iv)Based upon the criteria specified in clause (iii), the Secretary shall establish a process by which veterans who are determined to have the most significant need for caregiver assistance are permanently eligible under this subsection..
(c)
Standardized application procedures
Paragraph (5) of such section is amended to read as follows: (5) (A)For each application submitted jointly by an eligible veteran and family member, the Secretary shall evaluate (in collaboration with the primary care team for the eligible veteran to the maximum extent practicable)— (i)the eligible veteran—— (I)to identify the personal care services required by the eligible veteran; and (II)to determine whether such requirements could be significantly or substantially satisfied through the provision of personal care services from a family member; and (ii)the family member to determine the amount of instruction, preparation, and training, if any, the family member requires to provide the personal care services required by the eligible veteran— (I)as a provider of personal care services for the eligible veteran; and (II)as the primary provider of personal care services for the eligible veteran. (B)In establishing and evaluating the applications under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall ensure that the criteria used in accepting and evaluating such applications, the methods by which such applications are evaluated, the measurements and standards used, and the evaluation process and review methods used, are standardized across all facilities of the Department and Veteran Integrated Service Networks..
(d)
Conforming amendments
Such section is further amended— (1)in paragraph (6), by striking under paragraph (5)(B) and inserting under paragraph (5)(A)(ii); and (2)in paragraph (7)(B), by striking under paragraph (5)(A)(i) and inserting under paragraph (5)(A)(i)(I).

Picture Name From Date Type
Richard Hudson R-NC 01/29/2020 Sponsor
W Steube R-FL 03/11/2020 Cosponsor
Tim Ryan D-OH 02/27/2020 Cosponsor
Lisa Rochester D-DE 03/11/2020 Cosponsor
Kathleen Rice D-NY 01/29/2020 Cosponsor
Jefferson Drew D-NJ 05/15/2020 Cosponsor
Bonnie Coleman D-NJ 03/10/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
02/07/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
01/29/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.Action By: House of Representatives
01/29/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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Hudson (for himself and Miss Rice of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' AffairsA BILLTo amend title 38, United States Code, to improve assistance and support services for caregivers of veterans

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