The Ryan Kules Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement bill, introduced last month in the House by Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Florida, and co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Levin, D-California, would increase the number of times veterans could tap into the program and give access to the full amount every 10 years. A similar measure was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday by Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona. Under the current program, veterans who have lost at least two limbs to amputation can access funds up to three times to pay for housing renovations to accommodate their needs. The current cap on these grants is $83,000 per veteran. The proposed legislation would increase that cap to $98,000 per veteran and allow eligible veterans to access the pool of grant money up to six times. The bill would also allow the VA to determine who is eligible for the program and expand the number of grants available each year from 30 to 120. Read more on Military.com.
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