H. R. 1910
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 13, 2011
Mr. Bartlett (for himself, Mr. Israel, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Harper, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Kissell, Ms. Norton, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. LoBiondo, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. West, and Mr. Harris) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To extend for one year the authority of certain members of the Armed Forces and veterans to transfer unused Post-9/11 Educational Assistance benefits to family members.
One-year extension of authority to transfer unused Post-9/11 Educational Assistance benefits to family members
Expansion of transfer eligibility
During the one-year period beginning on the date that is 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, a covered member shall be deemed to be an eligible individual under subsection (b) of section 3319 of title 38, United States Code, for purposes of such section.
Transfer and use of transferred benefits
Except as provided by subsection (a), the transfer and use of any entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code, transferred pursuant to this section shall otherwise be carried out in accordance with section 3319 of such title to the maximum extent feasible.
Covered member defined
In this section, the term covered member means an individual who—
is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code; and
a member of the Armed Forces (including the reserve components) who has completed an aggregate of more than 10 years of active duty service; or
a veteran who served an aggregate of more than 10 years of active duty service.