H.R.5239 - National Guard and Reserve Education Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 10/06/2004)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/21/2004 Referred to the Subcommittee on Benefits. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5239 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/06/2004)
National Guard and Reserve Education Act of 2004 - Increases the monthly rate of educational assistance for members of the Selected Reserve who pursue full-time studies. Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to prescribe by regulation the rate of assistance for less than full-time studies.
Establishes an educational assistance benefit for reservists and National Guard members who, on or after September 11, 2001, serve at least 180 days within a five-year period of active duty in a contingency operation. Authorizes such persons to use their educational assistance entitlement during a 14-year period beginning on the last day of duty.
Authorizes members of the Selected Reserve who are entitled to retired pay and basic educational assistance to transfer a portion of their educational entitlement to eligible dependents. Requires the Secretary to report on such transfers in the Secretary's annual report to Congress.