S.667 - Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN] (Introduced 03/15/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/15/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.667 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/15/2017)
Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act
This bill makes reserve component members who are deployed to support pre-planned operations of a combatant command eligible for: (1) pre-mobilization health care, (2) transitional health care, (3) consideration of active duty service to reduce the age for retired pay, (4) the high-deployment allowance for lengthy or numerous deployments and frequent mobilizations, (5) Post-9/11 educational assistance, and (6) non-reduction in pay while serving in the uniformed services or National Guard.
The bill makes reserve component members who are deployed in response to a major disaster or emergency eligible for Post-9/11 educational assistance.
The bill makes all such reserve component members eligible for extension of the time limitation during deployment with respect to training and rehabilitation assistance for veterans with service-connected disabilities.
This bill shall apply to any order issued on or after January 1, 2012, for a reserve component member to serve on active duty in support of a pre-planned operation of a combatant command or in response to a major disaster or emergency.