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H.R. 6376: Student Veteran Work Study Modernization Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 12, 2022 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6376

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 12, 2022

(for herself, Mr. Carson, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Dean, Ms. Norton, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Manning, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Newman, Mr. Schrader, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Thompson of California, Ms. Wild, and Mrs. Hayes) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend eligibility for a certain work-study allowance paid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain individuals who pursue programs of rehabilitation, education, or training on at least a half-time basis, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Student Veteran Work Study Modernization Act.

2.

Expansion of eligibility for a certain work-study allowance paid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain individuals who pursue programs of rehabilitation, education, or training on at least a half-time basis

(a)

Expansion

Section 3485(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in the first sentence, by striking three-quarters and inserting half; and

(2)

in the third sentence, by striking three-quarter-time and inserting half-time.

(b)

Applicability date

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to a quarter, semester, or term, as applicable, commencing on or after October 1, 2023.

3.

Annual report regarding veterans who participate in work study

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and annually thereafter, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives a report regarding veterans who participate in work study. Such report shall include the following elements:

(1)

The number of such veterans.

(2)

The percentage of such veterans who obtain a four-year degree.

(3)

The number of such veterans who obtain full-time work at the Department of Veterans Affairs.