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S. 791: GI Education Benefits Fairness Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 13, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 791

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 13, 2019

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the GI Education Benefits Fairness Act of 2019.

2.

Clarification regarding the children to whom entitlement to educational assistance may be transferred under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program

(a)

In general

Section 3319(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(c)

Eligible dependents

(1)

Transfer

An individual approved to transfer an entitlement to educational assistance under this section may transfer the individual’s entitlement as follows:

(A)

To the individual’s spouse.

(B)

To one or more of the individual’s children.

(C)

To a combination of the individuals referred to in subparagraphs (A) and (B).

(2)

Definition of children

For purposes of this subsection, the term children includes dependents described in section 1072(2)(I) of title 10.

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(b)

Applicability

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.