H.R.1216 - Protecting Veterans From School Closures Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] (Introduced 02/24/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/06/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1216 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/24/2017)
Protecting Our Veterans From School Closures Act of 2017
This bill declares that if, as a result of a permanent school closure, a veteran is forced to discontinue a course or did not receive credit, or lost training time, toward completion of the education program, Department of Veterans Affairs educational assistance payments for such discontinued course or program shall not be: (1) charged against the individual's entitlement to educational assistance, or (2) counted against the aggregate period for which such assistance may be provided.
The bill applies to courses and programs of education discontinued after August 1, 2016.