S.1017 - Disabled Veteran Caregiver Housing Assistance Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 05/17/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/08/2011 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1017 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/17/2011)
Disabled Veteran Caregiver Housing Assistance Act of 2011 - Increases the amount of assistance authorized to be provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) for permanent and total service-disabled veterans who are temporarily residing in housing owned by a family member from: (1) $14,000 to $28,000, in the case of the acquisition of housing with special features; and (2) $2,000 to $5,000, in the case of adaptations to a current residence. Directs the Secretary to adjust such amounts annually based on the residential home cost-of-construction index. Removes a provision that prohibits providing such assistance after December 31, 2011.
Expands the eligibility for specially adapted housing assistance provided by the Secretary for veterans with certain vision impairments.
Removes certain limitations on the aggregate amount of assistance available for adapting and acquiring such housing for individuals residing temporarily in housing owned by a family member.