H. R. 1112
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 16, 2017
Mr. Labrador (for himself, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Radewagen, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Brat, Mr. Katko, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Poliquin, Mr. Smith of Texas, and Miss González-Colón of Puerto Rico) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the transfer of unused Post-9/11 Educational Assistance benefits to additional dependents upon the death of the originally designated dependent.
This Act may be cited as the
Shauna Hill Post 9/11 Education Benefits Transferability Act.
Additional authorized transfer of unused Post-9/11 Educational Assistance benefits to dependents upon death of originally designated dependent
Transfer upon death of dependent
Section 3319 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
in subsection (f)(1), by inserting after
section 3321 the following:
, and except as provided in subsection (k),; and
by adding at the end the following new subsection:
Additional transfer upon death of dependent
In the case of a dependent to whom entitlement to educational assistance is transferred under this section who dies before using all of such entitlement, the individual who transferred the entitlement to the dependent may transfer any remaining entitlement to a different eligible dependent, notwithstanding whether the individual is serving as a member of the Armed Forces when such transfer is executed.
The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to deaths occurring on or after August 1, 2009.