HR 1293 RFS
H. R. 1293
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 29, 2009
July 29, 2009
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for an increase in the amount payable by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to veterans for improvements and structural alterations furnished as part of home health services.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009’.
SEC. 2. INCREASE IN AMOUNT AVAILABLE TO DISABLED VETERANS FOR IMPROVEMENTS AND STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS FURNISHED AS PART OF HOME HEALTH SERVICES.
(a) Increase- Section 1717(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ‘$4,100’ and inserting ‘$6,800’; and
(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ‘$1,200’ and inserting ‘$2,000’.
(b) Effective Date- The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to a veteran who first applies for benefits under section 1717(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(c) Applicability- A veteran who exhausts such veteran’s eligibility for benefits under section 1717(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, before the date of the enactment of this Act, is not entitled to additional benefits under such section by reason of the amendments made by subsection (a).
Passed the House of Representatives July 28, 2009.
LORRAINE C. MILLER,