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Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program Period of Eligibility for Eligible Children and Other Miscellaneous IssuesRuleE8-1172605/28/2008Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations governing the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program to implement statutory provisions in the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improveme … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations governing the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program to implement statutory provisions in the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000, the Veterans' Survivor Benefits Improvements Act of 2001, the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2002, and the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003. As a result of these statutory provisions, certain eligible children may choose the beginning date of their period of eligibility and eligible children who serve on active duty or in the National Guard may receive extensions to the ending date of their period of eligibility. These statutory provisions also allow VA to consider certain qualifying beneficiaries' original claims as having been filed retroactively to their eligibility dates. In addition, they allow certain eligible DEA beneficiaries to be paid for preparatory courses for tests required or used for admission to an institution of higher education or a graduate school. Further, these provisions permit eligible children to receive benefits for such preparatory courses even if the courses are taken before their 18th birthday. This document implements these provisions of law by amending pertinent regulations.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/05/28/E8-11726/survivors-and-dependents-educational-assistance-program-period-of-eligibility-for-eligible-childrenFR-Doc-E8-11726
Reservists' Education: Revision of Eligibility Requirements for the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected ReserveRule06-391004/26/2006Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register on January 10, 2006 (71 FR 1496), revising eligibility requirements for the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve program. In that document, we in … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register on January 10, 2006 (71 FR 1496), revising eligibility requirements for the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve program. In that document, we inadvertently removed paragraphs (e)(2) through (e)(4) of Sec. 21.7550 when we revised redesignated paragraph (e)(1). This document reinstates the dropped regulatory text of those paragraphs.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/04/26/06-3910/reservists-education-revision-of-eligibility-requirements-for-the-montgomery-gi-bill-selectedFR-Doc-06-3910
Administration of VA Educational Benefits-Centralized CertificationProposed Rule06-165202/22/2006Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document withdraws the proposed rule, Administration of VA Educational Benefits--Centralized Certification, published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2003 and promulgates a new proposed rule on the same subject. The new propos … This document withdraws the proposed rule, Administration of VA Educational Benefits--Centralized Certification, published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2003 and promulgates a new proposed rule on the same subject. The new proposed rule would amend Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rules governing certification of enrollment in approved courses for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under education benefit programs VA administers. Under this new proposed rule, VA would permit educational institutions with multi- state campuses to submit certifications to VA from a centralized location. VA considered comments received on the previous proposed rule when drafting this new proposed rule.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/02/22/06-1652/administration-of-va-educational-benefits-centralized-certificationFR-Doc-06-1652
Veterans and Dependents Education: Topping-Up Tuition Assistance; Licensing and Certification Tests; Duty To Assist Education ClaimantsProposed Rule06-121902/22/2006Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document proposes to amend the regulations governing various aspects of the education programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers, in order to implement some provisions of the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Imp … This document proposes to amend the regulations governing various aspects of the education programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers, in order to implement some provisions of the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000, the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, and the Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000 that affect those programs. Specifically, these statutory provisions include provisions for payment, under Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance, the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program, and the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty, for the cost of taking tests for licensure or certification. They also include provisions for payment under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty of the difference between the portion of tuition and expenses covered by tuition assistance programs administered by the various military departments and the actual charges made by educational institutions. In addition, this document proposes rules regarding the timing and the scope of assistance VA will provide to claimants under the education programs VA administers who file substantially complete applications for benefits, or who attempt to reopen previously denied claims. The proposed rule would make other changes in the education benefits regulations that are nonsubstantive changes for the purpose of clarity, technical changes, or restatements of statutory provisions.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/02/22/06-1219/veterans-and-dependents-education-topping-up-tuition-assistance-licensing-and-certification-testsFR-Doc-06-1219
Reservists' Education: Revision of Eligibility Requirements for the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected ReserveRule06-17501/10/2006Defense DepartmentThis document amends the regulations governing the administration of the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program. The amendments implement provisions in the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 200 … This document amends the regulations governing the administration of the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program. The amendments implement provisions in the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 and the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003. The Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 contained a provision that changed an eligibility criterion concerning the time for obtaining a high school diploma. The Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 expanded the MGIB-SR eligibility period from 10 years to 14 years for reservists who first become eligible after September 30, 1992.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/01/10/06-175/reservists-education-revision-of-eligibility-requirements-for-the-montgomery-gi-bill-selectedFR-Doc-06-175
Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active DutyRule04-2747412/15/2004Veterans Affairs DepartmentBy statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations governing rates o … By statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations governing rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program for Fiscal Year 2005 (October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2005) are changed to show a 2% increase in these rates.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2004/12/15/04-27474/increase-in-rates-payable-under-the-montgomery-gi-bill-active-dutyFR-Doc-04-27474
Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected ReserveRule04-2375710/25/2004Defense DepartmentBy statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable to reservists under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations gover … By statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable to reservists under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations governing rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve for Fiscal Year 2004 (October 1, 2003, through September 30, 2004) are changed to show a 2.2% increase in these rates.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2004/10/25/04-23757/increase-in-rates-payable-under-the-montgomery-gi-bill-selected-reserveFR-Doc-04-23757
Increase in Rates Payable Under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance ProgramRule04-2375510/25/2004Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends the regulations governing rates of educational assistance payable under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program to reflect increases required by statutory provisions. The rates of edu … This document amends the regulations governing rates of educational assistance payable under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program to reflect increases required by statutory provisions. The rates of educational assistance payable under the DEA program are changed to show a 1.5% increase for fiscal year 2003 (October 1, 2002, through September 30, 2003) and a 2.2% increase for fiscal year 2004 (beginning October 1, 2003). In addition, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 provided an increase in the rates payable effective July 1, 2004. The amendments show the pay tables for the three rate increases identified above.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2004/10/25/04-23755/increase-in-rates-payable-under-the-survivors-and-dependents-educational-assistance-programFR-Doc-04-23755
Veterans Education: Increased Allowances for the Educational Assistance Test ProgramRule04-2375610/25/2004Defense DepartmentThe law provides that the Secretary of Defense shall adjust the rates of subsistence allowance and educational assistance under the Educational Assistance Test Program annually. The law further provides those rates must be adjusted bas … The law provides that the Secretary of Defense shall adjust the rates of subsistence allowance and educational assistance under the Educational Assistance Test Program annually. The law further provides those rates must be adjusted based upon the average actual cost of attendance at public institutions of higher education in the 12-month period since the rates were last adjusted. After obtaining data from the Department of Education, the Department of Defense has determined that the rates for the 2003-04 academic year should be increased by 9.6 percent over the rates payable for the 2002-03 academic year. The regulations dealing with these rates are amended accordingly.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2004/10/25/04-23756/veterans-education-increased-allowances-for-the-educational-assistance-test-programFR-Doc-04-23756
Veterans Education: Increased Allowances for the Educational Assistance Test ProgramRule03-2896611/20/2003Defense DepartmentThe law provides that rates of subsistence allowance and educational assistance under the Educational Assistance Test Program shall be adjusted annually by the Secretary of Defense. The law further provides those rates must be adju … The law provides that rates of subsistence allowance and educational assistance under the Educational Assistance Test Program shall be adjusted annually by the Secretary of Defense. The law further provides those rates must be adjusted based upon the average actual cost of attendance at public institutions of higher education in the 12-month period since the rates were last adjusted. After obtaining data from the Department of Education, the Department of Defense has concluded that the rates for the 2002-03 academic year should be increased by 4.3% over the rates payable for the 2001-02 academic year. The regulations dealing with these rates are amended accordingly.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/11/20/03-28966/veterans-education-increased-allowances-for-the-educational-assistance-test-programFR-Doc-03-28966
Veterans Education: Independent Study Approved for Certificate Programs and Other Miscellaneous IssuesRule03-2625410/17/2003Defense DepartmentThe Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001 allows payment of Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) benefits for accredited independent study courses that lead to a certificate that reflects educational attainme … The Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001 allows payment of Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) benefits for accredited independent study courses that lead to a certificate that reflects educational attainment. The certificate must be offered by an institution of higher learning. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can provide MGIB-SR benefits for enrollments on or after December 27, 2001, in these independent study courses. We are also making changes in regulations in accordance with The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998. The Act removed the language ``in connection with the Persian Gulf War'' and ``during the Persian Gulf War'' from certain sections in title 10, United States Code, regarding preservation of entitlement to MGIB-SR benefits for Selected Reserve members ordered to active duty in support of contingency operations. We are amending our regulations to reflect the statutory changes. Since these changes are nothing more than restatements of statutes, they do not require notice and comment under 5 U.S.C. 553.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/10/17/03-26254/veterans-education-independent-study-approved-for-certificate-programs-and-other-miscellaneousFR-Doc-03-26254
Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected ReserveRule03-1843507/21/2003Defense DepartmentBy statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable to reservists under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations gover … By statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable to reservists under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations governing rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve for Fiscal Year 2003 (October 1, 2002, through September 30, 2003) are changed to show a 1.5% increase in these rates.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/07/21/03-18435/increase-in-rates-payable-under-the-montgomery-gi-bill-selected-reserveFR-Doc-03-18435
Administration of VA Educational Benefits-Centralized CertificationProposed Rule03-1626506/30/2003Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rules governing certification of enrollment in approved courses for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under education benefit programs VA adminis … This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rules governing certification of enrollment in approved courses for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under education benefit programs VA administers. As part of the approval requirements, educational institutions designate an official of the institution (a VA certifying official) to certify the enrollment of veterans and other eligible persons to VA. As a general rule, VA rules currently require that each branch or extension of an educational institution must perform the certifications and maintain records for veterans and other eligible persons at the branch or extension. The proposed rule would expand current regulations to allow an educational institution to combine the certification functions at one or more of its locations, to include branches and extensions not located within the same State.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/06/30/03-16265/administration-of-va-educational-benefits-centralized-certificationFR-Doc-03-16265
Accelerated Payments Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty ProgramRule03-1486006/12/2003Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document adopts as a final rule, with a minor non- substantive change, a proposed rule amending the regulations governing various aspects of the educational assistance programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administ … This document adopts as a final rule, with a minor non- substantive change, a proposed rule amending the regulations governing various aspects of the educational assistance programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers. The final rule implements some of the provisions of the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001. These provisions include accelerated payments to individuals under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program who are enrolled in approved training programs that lead to employment in high tech industries and whose charged tuition and fees exceed an amount equal to 200 percent of the monthly rate of basic educational assistance allowance otherwise payable. This rule also amends the regulation defining educational institution to include certain private technology entities.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/06/12/03-14860/accelerated-payments-under-the-montgomery-gi-bill-active-duty-programFR-Doc-03-14860
Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance ProgramRule03-1428206/09/2003Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends the regulations governing rates of educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance programs to reflect increases required by statutor … This document amends the regulations governing rates of educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance programs to reflect increases required by statutory provisions. These include increases that were effective October 1, 2001, and January 1, 2002, in both programs. For the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program, these also include increases for the fiscal years beginning October 1, 2002, and October 1, 2003, under statutory provisions setting rates that for those two years are not to be adjusted by the Consumer Price Index-W.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/06/09/03-14282/increase-in-rates-payable-under-the-montgomery-gi-bill-active-duty-and-survivors-and-dependentsFR-Doc-03-14282
Veterans Education: Additional Opportunity To Participate in the Montgomery GI Bill and Other Miscellaneous IssuesRule03-1428106/09/2003Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document amends the regulations governing the education programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers in order to implement some provisions of the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 and the … This document amends the regulations governing the education programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers in order to implement some provisions of the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 and the Veterans' Survivor Benefits Improvements Act of 2001. More specifically, it implements provisions that changed an eligibility criterion concerning the time for obtaining a high school diploma; repealed the requirement that eligibility for the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty be based on the initial obligated period of active duty; provided an additional opportunity for participants in the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program to participate in the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty instead; provided an opportunity for servicemembers to increase their monthly rate of benefits by contributing additional monies while on active duty; and revised the requirements that must be met before a veteran or eligible person can be paid during the break between terms. In addition, this document makes nonsubstantive changes in VA education regulations for purposes of clarity and to remove obsolete provisions.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/06/09/03-14281/veterans-education-additional-opportunity-to-participate-in-the-montgomery-gi-bill-and-otherFR-Doc-03-14281
Vocational Training for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans-Covered Birth Defects and Spina BifidaRule02-3077912/06/2002Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document establishes regulations regarding provision of vocational training and rehabilitation for women Vietnam veterans' children with covered birth defects. It revises the current regulations regarding vocational training and … This document establishes regulations regarding provision of vocational training and rehabilitation for women Vietnam veterans' children with covered birth defects. It revises the current regulations regarding vocational training and rehabilitation for Vietnam veterans' children suffering from spina bifida to also encompass vocational training and rehabilitation for women Vietnam veterans' children with certain other birth defects. This is necessary to provide vocational training and rehabilitation for such children in accordance with recently enacted legislation.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/12/06/02-30779/vocational-training-for-certain-children-of-vietnam-veterans-covered-birth-defects-and-spina-bifidaFR-Doc-02-30779
Accelerated Payments Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty ProgramProposed Rule02-2243909/11/2002Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document proposes to amend the regulations governing various aspects of the educational assistance programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers in order to implement some of the provisions of the Veterans Edu … This document proposes to amend the regulations governing various aspects of the educational assistance programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers in order to implement some of the provisions of the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001. These provisions include accelerated payments to individuals under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program who are enrolled in approved training programs that lead to employment in high tech industries and whose charged tuition and fees exceed an amount equal to 200 percent of the monthly rate of basic educational assistance allowance otherwise payable. This document also proposes to amend the regulation defining educational institution to include certain private technology entities.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/09/11/02-22439/accelerated-payments-under-the-montgomery-gi-bill-active-duty-programFR-Doc-02-22439
Increased Allowances for the Educational Assistance Test ProgramRule02-1198905/14/2002Defense DepartmentThe law provides that rates of subsistence allowance and educational assistance payable under the Educational Assistance Test Program shall be adjusted annually by the Secretary of Defense based upon the average actual cost of a … The law provides that rates of subsistence allowance and educational assistance payable under the Educational Assistance Test Program shall be adjusted annually by the Secretary of Defense based upon the average actual cost of attendance at public institutions of higher education in the twelve-month period since the rates were last adjusted. After consultation with the Department of Education, the Department of Defense has concluded that the rates for the 2001-02 academic year should be increased by 4.7% over the rates payable for the 2000-01 academic year. The regulations dealing with these rates are amended accordingly.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/05/14/02-11989/increased-allowances-for-the-educational-assistance-test-programFR-Doc-02-11989
Information Collection Needed in VA's Flight-Training ProgramsRule02-654003/19/2002Veterans Affairs DepartmentWe are amending our educational assistance and educational benefit regulations concerning flight-training courses for which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays eligible students. In this regard, we are requiring that flight sc … We are amending our educational assistance and educational benefit regulations concerning flight-training courses for which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays eligible students. In this regard, we are requiring that flight schools offering such flight- training courses maintain records regarding students to whom VA makes payments. This rule is intended to provide information to VA for determining compliance with requirements for VA payments to students for pursuing flight-training courses. Also, when VA, rather than a separate State entity, is the approving agency, this rule is intended to provide information to VA for determining whether to approve a flight-training course.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/03/19/02-6540/information-collection-needed-in-vas-flight-training-programsFR-Doc-02-6540
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