Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a person who has either: (1) lost a limb or limbs or (2) lost the use of a limb or limbs, as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013 shall receive benefits for the purpose of home modification or moving expenses to suitably accessible housing . This benefit shall be used to provide any modification, including but not limited to special fixtures or movable facilities, moving expenses to obtain suitable alternative housing, made necessary by the nature of the person's disability. Said benefit shall, subject to appropriation, be available either for the modification of the dwelling unit in which such person resides or for moving expenses to suitable housing and shall not exceed $10,000.
The secretary of administration and finance shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary for the identification of eligible victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and the awarding of home modification or relocation benefits.
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