H.R. 2288 would modify the appeals process for benefit claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and would require several reports from VA and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 2288 would cost about $2 million over the 2017-2022 period; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2288 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 2288 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.