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H.R. 2230: BREAK PAY for Veterans Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 10, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2230

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 10, 2019

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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay educational assistance or subsistence allowances to certain individuals during school term, quarter, or semester breaks, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Break Relief for Every Academic Kind of Period in an Academic Year for Veterans Act or the BREAK PAY for Veterans Act.

2.

Payment of educational assistance or subsistence allowances to certain individuals during semester breaks

Section 3680(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by striking ; or and inserting a semicolon;

(2)

in subparagraph (B)(ii), by striking disapproval. and inserting disapproval; or;

(3)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(C)

during periods between school terms, quarters, or semesters where the educational institution certifies the enrollment of the eligible veteran or eligible person on an individual term basis if—

(i)

the period between those terms, quarters, or semesters does not exceed eight weeks; and

(ii)

both terms, quarters, or semesters immediately preceding and immediately following the period are not shorter in length than the period.

; and

(4)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(3)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or chapter 35 of this title, any payment of an educational assistance allowance described in paragraph (2)(C) of this subsection shall not—

(A)

be charged against the entitlement of any individual under this chapter; or

(B)

be counted toward the aggregate period for which section 3695 of this title limits the receipt of assistance of an individual.

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