H.R.3600: GI Education Benefit Fairness Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Bill Foster, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 73 (60 Democrats, 13 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 21, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

GI Education Benefit Fairness Act - Expands the definition of "children," for purposes of provisions allowing members or former members of the uniformed services who served on active duty for specified periods beginning on or after September 11, 2001, to transfer their entitlement to educational assistance, to mean an unmarried person who: (1) is placed in the legal custody of a member or former member by court order for at least 12 consecutive months, (2) has not attained the age of 21, (3) has not attained the age of 23 and is enrolled in a full-time course of study at an institution of higher learning, (4) is incapable of self support due to a mental or physical incapacity that occurred while such person was a dependent of the member or former member, (5) is dependent on the member or former member for over one-half of his or her support, (6) resides with the member or former member unless separated due to military service or institutionalization for a disability or ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 11, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.