38 U.S. Code § 2101. Acquisition and adaptation of housing: eligible veterans
Prior section 2101, Pub. L. 85–857, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1222, related to eligibility for mustering-out payments, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 89–50, § 1(a), June 24, 1965, 79 Stat. 173, effective July 1, 1966.
2018—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 115–251 substituted “In any fiscal year, the Secretary” for “(B) In each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018, the Secretary” and struck out subpar. (A) which read as follows: “Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Secretary’s authority to furnish assistance under paragraph (1) to a disabled veteran described in paragraph (2)(A)(ii) shall apply only with respect to applications for such assistance approved by the Secretary on or before September 30, 2018.”
“(I) blindness in both eyes, having only light perception, plus (ii) loss or loss of use of one lower extremity.”
2013—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 113–37 designated existing provisions as subpar. (A), substituted “Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Secretary’s” for “The Secretary’s” and “September 30, 2014” for “September 30, 2013”, and added subpar. (B).
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 112–154, § 203(a), amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “A veteran is described in this paragraph if the veteran is entitled to compensation under chapter 11 of this title for a permanent and total service-connected disability that meets any of the following criteria:
“(A) The disability is due to blindness in both eyes with 5/200 visual acuity or less.
“(B) The disability includes the anatomical loss or loss of use of both hands.
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 110–289, § 2602(b)(1), redesignated subsec. (d) as (c) and struck out former subsec. (c) which related to provision of specially adapted housing to a member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty and suffering from a disability whose disability was the result of an injury incurred or disease contracted in or aggravated in the line of duty. See section 2101A of this title.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109–233, § 105(a)(2), added subsec. (c) consisting of the text of subsec. (c) of this section as in effect immediately before the enactment of Pub. L. 108–454, as modified by amendments to pars. (1) and (2) below. See 2004 Amendment note below. Former subsec. (c) redesignated (d).
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 109–233, § 105(a)(2)(B), substituted “paragraph (2)” for “paragraph (1)” in first sentence and “paragraph (3)” for “paragraph (2)” in second sentence.
2004—Pub. L. 108–454 amended text of section generally. Prior to amendment, section consisted of subsecs. (a) and (b) authorizing the Secretary to assist veterans entitled to compensation under chapter 11 of this title for permanent and total service-connected disability due to loss or loss of use of lower extremities, blindness, or loss or loss of use of both hands and subsec. (c) authorizing similar assistance to members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty.
2003—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–183 added subsec. (c).
1986—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–576, §§ 701(48), 702(7), substituted “the Administrator” for “he” and “veteran who” for “veteran, who”, and struck out “, based on service after April 20, 1898,” after “chapter 11 of this title”.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 99–576, § 401(a), inserted at end “or in acquiring a residence already adapted with special features determined by the Administrator to be reasonably necessary for the veteran because of such disability”.
1978—Pub. L. 95–117 in cl. (3) inserted reference to loss or loss of use of one upper extremity and reference to braces, crutches, and canes.
1969—Pub. L. 91–22 added cl. (3) which authorized the Administrator to provide housing assistance to veterans whose permanent and total disability consists of loss or loss of use of one lower extremity when such loss precludes locomotion without a wheelchair.
1959—Pub. L. 86–239 designated existing provisions of first sentence as cl. (1), struck out “by reason of amputation, ankylosis, progressive muscular dystrophies, or paralysis” after “loss of use”, and added cl. (2).