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Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Education Relief and Restoration Act of 2017

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans affected by school closures certain relief and restoration of educational benefits, and for other purposes.

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04/06/2017Introduced in House

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04/06/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
04/06/2017Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/06/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Veterans' Affairs04/06/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity04/06/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/06/2017)

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Education Relief and Restoration Act of 2017

This bill declares that, if a veteran is forced to discontinue a course as a result of a a permanent school closure and did not receive credit or lost training time toward completion of the education program, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational assistance payments shall not, for a specified period of time, be:

  • charged against the individual's entitlement to educational assistance, or
  • counted against the aggregate period for which such assistance may be provided.

The bill applies to courses and programs of education discontinued beginning with FY2015.

The VA may continue to pay educational assistance and subsistence allowances to eligible veterans and eligible persons enrolled in specified courses for up to 4 weeks in any 12-month period when schools are temporarily closed under an established policy based on an executive order of the President or due to an emergency situation.

The VA may also continue to pay a monthly housing stipend following a permanent school closure, but only until the earlier of: (1) the date of the end of the term, quarter, or semester during which the school closure occurred; and (2) the date that is four months after the school closure.