H.R. 1293 (111th): Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Mar 04, 2009 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 124

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1293

[Report No. 111–226]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 4, 2009

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

July 23, 2009

Additional sponsors: Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Cassidy, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Walz, Mr. Brown of South Carolina, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Miller of Florida, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Snyder, and Mr. Bright

July 23, 2009

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

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.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009.

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).

July 23, 2009

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed