H.R.3562 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes.115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] (Introduced 07/28/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-386|
|Latest Action:||06/01/2018 Became Public Law No: 115-177. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.3562 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 115-177 (06/01/2018)
(Sec. 1) This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to assist a veteran with a service-connected disability who is in the vocational rehabilitation and employment program to acquire necessary residential adaptations. Such assistance may not be provided if it would result in a duplication of benefits.
The aggregate amount of assistance available to a veteran may not exceed $77,307. The VA may waive this limitation if necessary for a veteran's rehabilitation program. The VA shall: (1) increase assistance limits annually, and (2) beginning on October 1, 2019, submit a biennial report on the use of such waiver authority.
The VA is not required to provide mortgage life insurance to an individual under the age of 70 with a service-connected disability who receives adaptive residential assistance under this bill.