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H.R. 1169: VA E-Notification Enhancement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 24, 2023 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1169


February 24, 2023

(for himself and Mr. Levin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide certificates of eligibility and award letters to certain individuals using electronic means.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the VA E-Notification Enhancement Act.


Provision of certificates of eligibility and award letters using electronic means

Chapter 36 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 3698 the following new section (and conforming the table of sections at the beginning of such chapter accordingly):


Provision of certificates of eligibility and award letters using electronic means



Except as provided by subsection (b), the Secretary shall provide to an individual the following documents using electronic means:


A certificate of eligibility for the entitlement of the individual to covered educational assistance.


An award letter regarding the authorization of the individual to receive covered educational assistance.


Election To opt out

An individual may elect to receive the documents specified in subsection (a) by mail rather than through electronic means under subsection (a). An individual may revoke such an election at any time, by means prescribed by the Secretary.


Covered educational assistance

In this section, the term covered educational assistance means educational assistance under chapter 30, 33, or 35 of this title, or the high technology pilot program under section 116 of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Public Law 115–48; 38 U.S.C. 3001 note).