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Sunday, March 1, 2009

H.R. 1169 To Assist Veterans

...and this has huge implications for our many veterans with ALS.

From ZenArcher at alsmatters.org...

H.R. 1169 was introduced to the House on February 25th and referred to the House Committee of Veterans' Affairs. This bill if passed would increase the specially adapted housing (SAH) grant from $60,000 to $180,000 and the automobile grant from $11,000 to $33,000. Below is the full text of the bill.

To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of assistance provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disabled veterans for specially adapted housing and automobiles... (Introduced in House)

HR 1169 IH

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1169

To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of assistance provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disabled veterans for specially adapted housing and automobiles and adapted equipment.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 25, 2009

Mr. BOOZMAN (for himself and Mr. BUYER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of assistance provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disabled veterans for specially adapted housing and automobiles and adapted equipment.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. INCREASE IN AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO DISABLED VETERANS FOR SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOUSING AND AUTOMOBILES AND ADAPTED EQUIPMENT.

(a) Specially Adapted Housing- Section 2102 of title 38, United States Code, is amended--

(1) in subsection (b)(2), by striking `$12,000' and inserting `$36,000'; and

(2) in subsection (d)--

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking `$60,000' and inserting `$180,000'; and

(B) in paragraph (2), by striking `$12,000' and inserting `$36,000'.

(b) Automobiles and Adapted Equipment- Section 3902(a) of such title is amended by striking `$11,000' and inserting `$33,000'.

Please visit http://capwiz.com/alsa/home/ and ask your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 1169.

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