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Public Law No: 116-52 (08/26/2019)

 
[116th Congress Public Law 52]
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Public Law 116-52
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To exempt from the calculation of monthly income certain benefits paid 
      by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of 
            Defense. <<NOTE: Aug. 23, 2019 -  [H.R. 2938]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Honoring 
American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019. 11 USC 101 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Honoring American Veterans in Extreme 
Need Act of 2019'' or the ``HAVEN Act''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF CURRENT MONTHLY INCOME.

    Section 101(10A) of title 11, United States Code, is amended by 
striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:
                    ``(B)(i) 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
                    ``(ii) excludes--
                          ``(I) benefits received under the Social 
                      Security Act (42 U.S.C. 301 et seq.);
                          ``(II) payments to victims of war crimes or 
                      crimes against humanity on account of their status 
                      as victims of such crimes;
                          ``(III) 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
                          ``(IV) 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.''.
SEC. 3. DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with 
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by 
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of

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PAYGO Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the 
Congressional Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, 
provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on 
passage.

    Approved August 23, 2019.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2938:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 116-169 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
            July 23, considered and passed House.
            Aug. 1, considered and passed Senate.

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