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H.R. 2938 (116th): HAVEN Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 23, 2019 (Reported by House Committee).


Union Calendar No. 129


1st Session

H. R. 2938

[Report No. 116–169]


May 23, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Steube) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

July 23, 2019

Additional sponsors: Mr. Nadler, Mr. Crenshaw, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Aguilar, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Cleaver, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Bass, Mr. Sires, Mr. Payne, Mr. Lewis, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Neguse, Ms. Escobar, Ms. Moore, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Plaskett, Mr. Green of Texas, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Ms. Fudge, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Ms. Norton, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Cartwright, Mrs. Axne, Mr. Kilmer, and Ms. Finkenauer

July 23, 2019

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


To exempt from the calculation of monthly income certain benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019 or the HAVEN Act.


Definition of current monthly income

Section 101(10A) of title 11, United States Code, is amended by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:


includes any amount paid by any entity other than the debtor (or in a joint case the debtor and the debtor's spouse), on a regular basis for the household expenses of the debtor or the debtor's dependents (and in a joint case the debtor's spouse if not otherwise a dependent); and




benefits received under the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 301 et seq.);


payments to victims of war crimes or crimes against humanity on account of their status as victims of such crimes;


payments to victims of international terrorism or domestic terrorism, as those terms are defined in section 2331 of title 18, on account of their status as victims of such terrorism; and


any monthly compensation, pension, pay, annuity, or allowance paid under title 10, 37, or 38 in connection with a disability, combat-related injury or disability, or death of a member of the uniformed services, except that any retired pay excluded under this subclause shall include retired pay paid under chapter 61 of title 10 only to the extent that such retired pay exceeds the amount of retired pay to which the debtor would otherwise be entitled if retired under any provision of title 10 other than chapter 61 of that title.


July 23, 2019

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