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Veterans' Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 1987

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A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the educational assistance programs for veterans and eligible persons; to repeal the education loan program; and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
04/03/1987Introduced in Senate

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07/31/1987Committee on Veterans. Provisions of measure incorporated into measure S. 9 ordered to be reported.
04/30/1987Committee on Veterans. Hearings held.
04/03/1987Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans.
Action By: Senate

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Senate Veterans' Affairs04/03/1987 Referred to
04/30/1987 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (04/03/1987)

Veterans' Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 1987 - Title I: Educational Assistance Program Improvements - Amends Federal veterans' benefits provisions to require an individual to make a choice not to receive veterans' educational assistance within 14 days of the date such individual first enters the service. (Currently, such choice must be made simultaneously upon entering service.) Makes the same change for individuals first entering the Selected Reserve. Removes authority to make advance payments of subsistence allowances. Removes a provision allowing a veteran to be paid in advance for certain work to be performed under a work-study program. Revises provisions concerning compliance surveys conducted by the Administrator of Veterans Affairs of institutions offering courses approved for the instruction of veterans.

Title II: Repeal of Education Loan Program; Technical Amendments - Repeals Federal provisions: (1) authorizing a veteran to use any unused educational assistance benefits for eligibility for an education loan; (2) authorizing accelerated (advanced) payment of educational assistance allowances; and (3) authorizing educational loans to any veteran.

Title III: Savings Provision - States that loans made and accounts established for the collection of deposits made before the effective date of this Act shall continue in effect until completed.