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New V.a. Auto Grant Law 2010 (Effective Date)


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I have a Auto Grant on the DRO's desk awaiting a decision and I have introduced a nexus letter that should grant me the award. As of this morning I have withdrawn or stopped my DRO decision review so that I may receive the new $18,900 Auto Grant rather be awarded the old $11,000 Auto Grant. This new Auto Grant of $18,900 does not go into effect till October 1st, 2011. If you are granted the Auto Grant before the date of October 1st, 2011 you will not be awarded the new V.A 2010 Auto Grant. Please take this into consideration if you have applied for this V.A. benefit. I will reapply for the Auto Grant after October 1st, 2011. My service officer said I have one year to reapply for this grant. I hope this helps other veterans.

Semper Fidelis,

George

See Congressional Record 111th Congress, (2009-2010), Veterans' Benefit Act of 2010, Public Law 111-275, HR-3902, signed Oct. 13th, 2010, TITLE VIII, SEC. 804.

SEC.804. ENHANCEMENT OF AUTOMOBILE ASSISTANCE ALLOWANCE

FORVETERANS.

(a)INCREASE INAMOUNT OF ALLOWANCE.—Subsection (a) of

section3902 is amended by striking ''$11,000'' and inserting

''$18,900(as adjusted from time to time under subsection (e))''.

(b)ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT.—Such section is further amended

byadding at the end the following new subsection:

''(e)Effective on October 1 of each year (beginning in 2011),

theSecretary shall increase the dollar amount in effect under

Effectivedate.

124STAT. 2890 PUBLIC LAW 111–275—OCT. 13, 2010

subsection(a) by a percentage equal to the percentage by which

theConsumer Price Index for all urban consumers (U.S. city aver-

age)increased during the 12-month period ending with the last

monthfor which Consumer Price Index data is available. In the

eventthat such Consumer Price Index does not increase during

suchperiod, the Secretary shall maintain the dollar amount in

effectunder subsection (a) during the previous fiscal year.''.

©EFFECTIVEDATE.—The amendments made by this section

shalltake effect on October 1, 2011. 38 USC 3902

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