House Passes Veterans Care Financial Protection Act
Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3122, the Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017, introduced by Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17), on June 29, 2017, under suspension of the rules. The bill would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to post notice on its website about dishonest individuals who prey on those who receive pension benefits with regular aid and attendance (A&A), and are at risk of financial exploitation. Additionally, the legislation requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct and submit a report to Congress on how to better protect vulnerable veterans from fraud and abuse.
“It is disgraceful that there are people in our country who would prey upon veterans for financial gain," said Congressman Scott Taylor. "This bill will help connect veterans with the information they need to protect themselves, and commissions the VA to study this issue to maintain these protections.”