President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Saturday to increase funding and access to a grant program that allows certain disabled veterans to modify their homes to meet their physical needs.
H/T: Stars and Stripes
The Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019, H.R. 3504, updates a Department of Veterans Affairs program that provides money for veterans with certain permanent, service-connected disabilities, with the most common being bilateral amputees and paralyzed veterans. The new law increases the funding available to those veterans from about $85,000 to about $98,000. It also extends the benefit to blind veterans and allows beneficiaries to access the funding up to six times instead of three.
"I'm honored to have played a role in the passage of this important law," said Ryan Kules, WWP Combat Stress Recovery Director. "Wounded veterans should have the peace of mind of knowing that wherever we choose to live, we will have that opportunity without bearing large additional financial burdens for home adaptations. I'm thankful for all who helped make this critical reform become a reality."
❗The Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing (SAH) Improvement Act of 2019 has been passed by the House with bipartisan support and is off to the President’s desk for signing❗ Hear it from warrior Ryan Kules himself about how this bill will help wounded veterans ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/0EFHkJb4fj— WWP (@wwp) July 20, 2020
SIGNED🖊️: Thank you @realDonaldTrump for signing the Ryan Kules & Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act into law!— Senator Jerry Moran (@JerryMoran) August 10, 2020
Veterans have sacrificed much to serve our country, & this legislation will significantly improve the quality of life for disabled veterans. pic.twitter.com/T26JEwxYh5
Over the weekend, the President signed into law the Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing (SAH) Improvement Act of 2019, a major legislative priority for WWP. This law reinstates SAH benefits to eligible veterans every 10 years. Learn more➡️ https://t.co/RPYZrl6Q8h pic.twitter.com/9DQtAdBAWt— WWP (@wwp) August 10, 2020
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If you have not yet signed up, here's a little inspiration from warrior Bill Lynch who has participated in multiple rides. ⬇️🚴 https://t.co/Q7Rbw1Gz3Z pic.twitter.com/hHOnsCZUkX
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