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H.R. 1112: Shauna Hill Post 9/11 Education Benefits Transferability Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 16, 2017 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1112

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 16, 2017

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Shauna Hill Post 9/11 Education Benefits Transferability Act.

2.

Additional authorized transfer of unused Post-9/11 Educational Assistance benefits to dependents upon death of originally designated dependent

(a)

Transfer upon death of dependent

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

(1)

in subsection (f)(1), by inserting after section 3321 the following: , and except as provided in subsection (k),; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(k)

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.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to deaths occurring on or after August 1, 2009.