H. R. 5999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 21, 2012
Mr. Braley of Iowa introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide specially adapted housing assistance to blind veterans.
This Act may be cited as the
Housing for Blinded Veterans
Modification of standard of visual acuity required for eligibility for specially adapted housing assistance provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Section 2101(b)(2)(A) of title 38, United States Code, is
amended by striking
with 5/200 and all that follows through the
period and inserting the following:
with central visual acuity of 20/200
or less in the better eye with the use of standard correcting lenses (for
purposes of this subparagraph, an eye which is accompanied by a limitation in
the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends
an angle no greater than 20 degrees shall be treated as having a central visual
acuity of 20/200 or less)..
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to specially adapted housing assistance provided on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.