IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 13, 2019
Mr. Durbin (for himself, Mr. Tester, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Peters, Mr. Jones, Mr. Brown, Ms. Stabenow, Ms. Harris, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Udall, Ms. Duckworth, and Mr. Wyden) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for clarification regarding the children to whom entitlement to educational assistance may be transferred under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
GI Education Benefits Fairness Act of 2019.
Clarification regarding the children to whom entitlement to educational assistance may be transferred under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program
Section 3319(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
An individual approved to transfer an entitlement to educational assistance under this section may transfer the individual’s entitlement as follows:
To the individual’s spouse.
To one or more of the individual’s children.
To a combination of the individuals referred to in subparagraphs (A) and (B).
Definition of children
For purposes of this subsection, the term children includes dependents described in section 1072(2)(I) of title 10.
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to educational assistance payable under chapter 33 of such title before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act.