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Text of the Education Assistance to Realign New Eligibilities for Dependents (EARNED) Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on March 16, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 16, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1130

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 16, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Education Assistance to Realign New Eligibilities for Dependents (EARNED) Act of 2011.

2.

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

(a)

Transfer authorized

Section 3319(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking or;

(2)

in paragraph (2), by striking the period and inserting ; or; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(3)

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.

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(b)

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.

(c)

Effective date

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).