Summary: H.R.1958 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1958. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/23/2001)

Helping Our Professionals Educationally Act of 2001 - Authorizes the Secretary of each military department to permit a member who is entitled to basic educational assistance under the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), has served at least six years, has a critical military skill or is in a military specialty designated as critical, and agrees to serve at least four more years to transfer such assistance to one or more dependents. Allows up to 18 months of entitlement to be transferred. Prohibits a spouse from using such assistance until the transferor has completed six years of service. Prohibits a child from using such assistance until the transferor has completed ten years of service and the child has completed secondary school requirements or is 18 years of age.

Authorizes a VEAP-entitled individual to elect to receive an accelerated lump-sum payment of basic educational assistance, under specified conditions.

Makes Montgomery GI Bill benefits available for training which leads to licensing or certification in technological occupations.

Makes members who continue in the Selected Reserve beyond the ten-year period required for entitlement to educational assistance eligible for such assistance for five years after separation from such service (unless such separation is under other than honorable conditions).