38 U.S. Code § 2109 - Specially adapted housing destroyed or damaged by natural disasters
Specially adapted housing destroyed or damaged by natural disasters
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 2102 and 2102A of this title, the Secretary may provide assistance to a veteran whose home was previously adapted with assistance of a grant under this chapter in the event the adapted home which was being used and occupied by the veteran was destroyed or substantially damaged in a natural or other disaster, as determined by the Secretary.
(b)Use of Funds.—Subject to subsection (c), assistance provided under subsection (a) shall—
be available to acquire a suitable housing unit with special fixtures or moveable facilities made necessary by the veteran’s disability, and necessary land therefor;
be available to a veteran to the same extent as if the veteran had not previously received assistance under this chapter; and
(c)Limitations.—The amount of the assistance provided under subsection (a) may not exceed the lesser of—
the reasonable cost, as determined by the Secretary, of repairing or replacing the damaged or destroyed home in excess of the available insurance coverage on such home; or
2015—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 114–58 substituted “provisions of sections” for “provisions of section”.
Each year, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to Congress a report on the assistance provided or action taken by the Secretary in the last fiscal year pursuant to the authorities added by the amendments made by this section [enacting this section and amending sections 3108, 3120, 3703, and 3903 of this title].
“(2)Elements.—Each report submitted under paragraph (1) shall include the following for the fiscal year covered by the report:
A description of each natural disaster for which assistance was provided or action was taken as described in paragraph (1).
The number of cases or individuals, as the case may be, in which or to whom the Secretary provided assistance or took action as described in paragraph (1).
For each such case or individual, a description of the type or amount of assistance or action taken, as the case may be.”
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