S.3627 - VET Extension Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 11/14/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/14/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3627 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/14/2018)
Veterans Education and Transfer Extension Act or the VET Extension Act
This bill makes changes to Post-9/11 educational assistance for veterans or active duty military service members. Specifically, the bill increases the number of months of educational assistance available under the Post-9/11 GI Bill by (1) 15 months, or (2) the amount of months needed to complete remedial and deficiency courses that may be needed prior to beginning a program of education.
Under the bill, individuals who do not currently have a dependent, but wish to elect to transfer educational assistance to a dependent, may do so at such a time when they do have a dependent. Additionally, the Department of Defense may not prescribe any additional limitation on the time period in which a member of the Armed Forces may make an election.