H. R. 1130
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 16, 2011
Mr. Alexander introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide authority for certain members of the Armed Forces who have served 20 years on active duty to transfer entitlement to Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to their dependents.
This Act may be cited as the
Education Assistance to Realign New Eligibilities for Dependents (EARNED) Act of 2011.
Authority of certain members of the Armed Forces who have served 20 years on active duty to transfer entitlement to Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to their dependents
Section 3319(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
in paragraph (1), by striking
in paragraph (2), by striking the period and inserting
; or; and
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
20 years of active duty service in the Armed Forces, as of any date between September 11, 2001, and September 30, 2011, including at least 90 days of such service after September 10, 2001.
Opportunity To transfer entitlement
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on December 31, 2012, an individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code, and who completed at least 20 years of active duty service in the Armed Forces and was discharged or released from such service under honorable conditions before September 30, 2011, may transfer all or part of the individual’s entitlement to an eligible dependent under section 3319 of title 38, United States Code.
The amendments made by this Act shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (title V of Public Law 110–252).