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Referred in Senate (05/19/2015)

1st Session
H. R. 1816


May 19, 2015

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs


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.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Exclusion from income.

Paragraph (4) of section 3(b) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(b)(4)) is amended—

(1) by striking “and any amounts” and inserting “, any amounts”;

(2) by striking “or any deferred” and inserting “, any deferred”; and

(3) by inserting after “prospective monthly amounts” the following: “, and any expenses related to aid and attendance as detailed under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code”.

SEC. 3. Limitation on awards and bonuses paid to employees of Department of Veterans Affairs.

Section 705 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113–146; 38 U.S.C. 703 note) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: “, except that the dollar amount limitation applicable under this section for each of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 shall be such dollar amount as reduced by $10,000,000”.

Passed the House of Representatives May 18, 2015.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   

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