H.R. 1284: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage under the beneficiary travel program of the ...

...Department of Veterans Affairs of certain disabled veterans for travel for certain special disabilities rehabilitation, and for other pur

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Mar 20, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1284

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 20, 2013

(for herself and Mr. Michaud) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage under the beneficiary travel program of the Department of Veterans Affairs of certain disabled veterans for travel for certain special disabilities rehabilitation, and for other purposes.

1.

Coverage under Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiary travel program of certain disabled veterans for travel for certain special disabilities rehabilitation

(a)

In general

Section 111(b)(1) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(G)

A veteran with vision impairment, a veteran with a spinal cord injury or disorder, or a veteran with double or multiple amputations whose travel is in connection with care provided through a special disabilities rehabilitation program of the Department (including spinal cord injury center programs, blind rehabilitation center programs, and prosthetics rehabilitation center programs) if such care is provided—

(i)

on an in-patient basis; or

(ii)

during a period in which the Secretary provides the veteran with temporary lodging at a facility of the Department to make such care more accessible to the veteran.

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(b)

Report

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report on the beneficiary travel program under section 111 of title 38, United States Code, including—

(1)

the cost of the program;

(2)

the number of veterans served by the program; and

(3)

any other matters the Secretary considers appropriate.