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H.R. 2820 (105th): Helping America’s Disabled Veterans Act of 1997


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 5, 1997 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


HR 2820 IH

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2820

To exclude certain veterans disability benefits from consideration as adjusted income for purposes of determining the amount of rent paid by a family for a dwelling unit assisted under the United States Housing Act of 1937.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 5, 1997

Mr. JOHNSON of Wisconsin (for himself and Mr. EHRLICH) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services


A BILL

To exclude certain veterans disability benefits from consideration as adjusted income for purposes of determining the amount of rent paid by a family for a dwelling unit assisted under the United States Housing Act of 1937.

    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 ‘Helping America’s Disabled Veterans Act of 1997’.

SEC. 2. EXCLUSION FROM INCOME.

    Notwithstanding section 3 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, for purposes of determining the amount of rent paid by a family for occupancy of a public housing dwelling unit or a dwelling unit assisted under section 8 of such Act, the adjusted income of a family shall not be considered to include the first $30,000 of any amounts received by the family from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as--

      (1) compensation, as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code; or

      (2) dependency and indemnity compensation, as defined in such section.