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H.R. 1078 - Military Hunger Prevention Act
Introduced: 2017-02-15
Bill Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
 

Military Hunger Prevention Act

This bill excludes the value of a housing allowance for a member of a uniformed service from any income, assets, or resources calculation for determining eligibility for any federal program issuing benefits for nutrition assistance (including the family subsistence supplemental allowance program).

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1078


    To amend title 37, United States Code, to exclude the receipt of basic allowance for housing for members of the Armed Forces in determining eligibility for certain Federal benefits, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 15, 2017

    Mrs. Davis of California (for herself, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Young of Alaska, and Mr. Walz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

    To amend title 37, United States Code, to exclude the receipt of basic allowance for housing for members of the Armed Forces in determining eligibility for certain Federal benefits, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Military Hunger Prevention Act”.

SEC. 2. Basic allowance for housing and certain Federal benefits.

(a) Exclusion of basic allowance for housing.—Section 403(k) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(4) In determining eligibility to participate in any Federal program issuing benefits for nutrition assistance (including the Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance program under section 402a of this title), the value of a housing allowance under this section shall be excluded from any calculation of income, assets, or resources.”.

(b) Conforming amendments.—Section 5(d) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014(d)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (18), by striking “; and” and inserting a semicolon;

(2) in paragraph (19)(B), by striking the period and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(20) any allowance under section 403(k)(4) of title 37, United States Code.”.


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