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house Bill H.R. 245

Veterans' Education Equity Act

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Title

Veterans' Education Equity Act

Official Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the calculation of the amount of the monthly housing stipend payable under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on the location of the campus where classes are attended.

Summary

Veterans' Education Equity Act This bill provides that the monthly housing allowance under the Department of Veterans Affairs Post-9/11 educational assistance program shall be based on the location of the campus where an individual physically participates in a majority of classes rather than the location of the institution of higher learning at which an individual is enrolled.

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      house Committees
      Economic Opportunity
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedJanuary 4th, 2017
    Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients receive money for housing. Currently, the amount of that payment is calculated not based on school location, but by where the school is certified (which creates issues for satellite campuses). With this law, the payment would become "based on where students attends their classes, not where the institution of higher learning is certified. This bill ensures veterans receive an adequate and fair housing allowance while eliminating fraud and abuse of the program." (Press Release, 2017-01-04 by Mr. Cook) I think this makes perfect sense and advocate for a yea-vote.
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