S. 1024 would modify the appeals process for benefit claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and would require VA and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to produce several reports. CBO estimates that implementing S. 1024 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 S. 1024 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
S. 1024 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.