S. 2592 (96th): G I Bill Amendments Act of 1980

Apr 22, 1980 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Alan Cranston
Senator from California
Related Bills
H.R. 7057 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 1980


This bill was introduced on April 22, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 22, 1980
Referred to Committee Apr 22, 1980
Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the rates of vocational rehabilitation, educational assistance, and special training allowance paid to eligible veterans and persons; to preclude tutorial assistance to eligible veterans by certain family members; to terminate the authority for the veterans' representatives programs; to allow certain veterans with active duty service prior to January 1, 1977 to participate in the chapter 32 program; to provide for distribution of unused chapter 32 contributions upon the death of the participant; and for other purposes.


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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.

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