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This bill passed in the House on October 28, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
24% chance of being enacted.
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The sponsor is in the majority party and at least one third of the bill's cosponsors are from the minority party. ▲
The bill was introduced in the first year of the Congress. ▼
6+ cosponsors serve on a committee to which the bill has been referred. ▼
This bill was a re-introduction of H.R. 6111 (112th) from the previous session of Congress. ▼
There is at least one cosponsor from the majority party and one cosponsor outside of the majority party. ▲▼
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Last updated Oct 29, 2013.
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To exclude from consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 payments of pension made under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, to veterans who are in need of regular aid and attendance, and for other purposes.
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H.R. 1742--113th Congress: Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013. (2013). In www.GovTrack.us. Retrieved March 10, 2014, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1742
“H.R. 1742--113th Congress: Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. March 10, 2014 <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1742>
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/1/hr1742.
The Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit is a pension supplement provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to Veterans and survivors who, “requires the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound.” The A&A benefit is generally provided to severely disabled Veterans with little or no income. Currently, this benefit is counted when the HUD is determining eligibility for housing assistance.
Similar legislation (H.R. 6361) passed the House in the 112th Congress by voice vote.
H.R. 1742 amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to exclude, from consideration of income by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), any expenses related to a veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefits. Furthermore, this legislation reforms the calculation for utility allowance payments, and prohibits the allowance for tenant-paid utilities from exceeding Public Housing Agency (PHA) guidelines based upon family size. The bill would require the PHA, upon request, to approve a higher allowance if the family includes an individual with disabilities, an individual less than 18 years old, or an elderly individual. In the case of a family having a disabled individual, the PHA will approve a higher allowance when needed in order to make a unit accessible and usable by that person.
Finally, the bill directs the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development to regularly publish data regarding utility consumption and cost in order to establish allowances for tenant paid utilities.
An informal analysis from the CBO estimates that the exemption would cost $34 million over five years, while the adjustment of the utilities provision would save $80 million over five years. Total estimated savings over five years would be $46 million.
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The bill contains the following citations to other parts of U.S. law:
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