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4/15/1980--Introduced. GI Bill Amendments Act of 1980 - Increases the allowances for programs for eligible veterans and survivors and dependents as follows: (1) veteran-trainees in vocational rehabilitation programs; (2) educational assistance; (3) special training; and (4) apprenticeship or other on-job training. Precludes tutorial assistance to eligible veterans by immediate family members. Authorizes the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to establish Veterans Benefits Counselors at educational institutions. Terminates the authority for the veterans' representatives program. Makes those persons who served in the military prior to January 1, 1977, and who reentered after such date, eligible for the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans educational assistance program. Establishes a plan for the distribution of the unused contributions of a serviceman to the educational assistance fund, in the event of the death of such participant. Makes this Act effective October 1, 1980.