H.R. 1412, Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
May 16, 2013

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on May 8, 2013

H.R. 1412 would extend for one month an expiring provision of law that limits pensions paid to certain veterans who are receiving Medicaid coverage in Medicaid-approved nursing homes. The bill also would modify the conditions for veterans to receive education benefit payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for participating in on-the-job training and require VA to enter into agreements with other federal agencies to promote on-the-job training opportunities for veterans.

If enacted, CBO estimates that, on net, the bill would decrease direct spending by $14 million over the 2014-2018 period and by $12 million over the 2014-2023 period. Because the bill would affect direct spending, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting H.R. 1412 would not affect revenues. In addition, implementing H.R. 1412 would have an insignificant effect on discretionary spending.

H.R. 1412 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).