H.R.5933 - Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Minnick, Walter [D-ID-1] (Introduced 07/29/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||07/30/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.|
|Notes:||For further action, see S.3447, which became Public Law 111-377 on 1/4/2011.|
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Summary: H.R.5933 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/29/2010)
Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 - Revises provisions concerning the post-9/11 veterans' educational assistance program to, among other things: (1) revise definitions concerning eligibility, and include certain National Guard service as service qualifying for such assistance; (2) revise assistance amounts (including monthly stipends), and types of approved programs of education; (3) allow the pursuit of educational programs at institutions other than institutions of higher learning, including on-job training and apprenticeships, flight training, and correspondence courses; (4) provide an assistance amount for programs of education pursued while on active duty; (5) repeal the limit on the use of such assistance for the payment of only one licensing or certification test; (6) allow an individual entitled to supplemental educational assistance to transfer such entitlement to the post-9/11 program; (7) bar the duplication of benefits under other educational assistance programs; (8) increase the amount of the reporting fee paid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to an educational institution for providing information concerning an individual's enrollment in a program of education; (9) extend to certain National Guard and reserve personnel members eligibility to receive public-private contributions for additional educational assistance; (10) reauthorize through 2016 the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education; and (11) revise cost-of-living adjustments under the Montgomery GI Bill educational assistance program.
Provides an alternate subsistence allowance amount for veterans entitled to such allowance due to service-connected disabilities.