H. R. 4765
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 4, 2010
Mr. DeFazio (for himself, Mr. Filner, Ms. Herseth Sandlin, Mr. Walden, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Wu, Mr. Hall of New York, Mr. Carney, Mr. Courtney, Ms. Bordallo, and Mr. Perriello) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize individuals who are pursuing programs of rehabilitation, education, or training under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to receive work-study allowances for certain outreach services provided through congressional offices, and for other purposes.
Expansion of work-study allowance to include certain outreach services conducted through congressional offices
Section 3485(a)(4) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
The following activities carried out at the offices of Members of Congress for such Members:
The distribution of information to members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their dependents about the benefits and services under laws administered by the Secretary and other appropriate governmental and non-governmental programs.
The preparation and processing of papers and other documents, including documents to assist in the preparation and presentation of claims for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary.