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HAVEN Act Included in National Defense Authorization Act, Passes Senate - ABI

ABI's Veterans' Affairs Task Force has learned that the HAVEN Act was included as an amendment to S. 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA), which passed the Senate last Friday. The HAVEN Act excludes VA and DoD disability payments made to veterans or their dependent survivors from the monthly income calculation used for bankruptcy means test. The NDAA is the military budget bill that is proposed and passed annually. The House has not yet acted on the NDAA, but Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.), the bill’s lead sponsor in the House, has offered the HAVEN Act as an amendment to the House version of the NDAA (H.R. 2500) for consideration.

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