Provides that, for purposes of veterans seeking to qualify for public housing, "probable annual aggregate income" shall not include disability benefits paid by federal government to veterans for service-connected disabilities; provides that such disability benefits shall not be included in computing any surcharge against such veterans.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to the exclusion of veterans' disability benefits from computation of income
PURPOSE: To see that disability benefits are not used in determining "aggregate annual income."
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 156 of the Public Housing Law is to be amended so that, for the purposes of this section, disability benefits paid by the federal government to a veteran shall not be used in computing "aggregate annual income."
JUSTIFICATION: Benefits received for disability incurred while serving the nation should not jeopardize a person's eligibility for occupancy.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Certain Persons' "aggregate annual income" will be based on a smaller gross in relation to this law.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1 following enactment.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3111 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 30, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GIPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development AN ACT to amend the public housing law, in relation to the exclusion of veterans' disability benefits from computation of income THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 156 of the public housing law is amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows: 8. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, PROBABLE AGGREGATE ANNUAL INCOME SHALL NOT INCLUDE DISABILITY BENEFITS PAID BY THE FEDERAL GOVERN- MENT TO A VETERAN FOR A SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY NOR SHALL SUCH DISABILITY BENEFITS BE INCLUDED IN COMPUTING ANY SURCHARGE AGAINST SUCH VETERAN. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07855-01-3