Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a spouse or child of a Federal law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty on or after January 1, 1978,, and a spouse or child of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty on or after January 1, 1978, shall be eligible for assistance under this part, subject to the other limitations of this part.
(b) Retroactive assistance
The Attorney General may provide retroactive assistance to a person eligible under this section for each month in which the person pursued a program of education at an eligible educational institution. The Attorney General shall apply the limitations contained in this part to retroactive assistance.
(c) Prospective assistance
The Attorney General may provide prospective assistance to a person eligible under this section on the same basis as assistance to a person otherwise eligible. In applying the limitations on assistance under this part, the Attorney General shall include assistance provided retroactively. A person eligible under this section may waive retroactive assistance and apply only for prospective assistance on the same basis as a person otherwise eligible.
2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1086(b)(1)(J)(i), substituted “a spouse or child” for “each dependent” in two places.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1086(b)(1)(G), (J)(ii), substituted “to a person” for “to dependents” and “the person” for “the dependent”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1086(b)(1)(G), (J)(ii), substituted “A person” for “A dependent” and substituted “a person” for “dependents” wherever appearing.
2000—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–276substituted “January 1, 1978,” for “May 1, 1992” and “January 1, 1978, shall” for “October 1, 1997, shall”.
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–390inserted “and each dependent of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty on or after October 1, 1997,” after “1992,”.
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–239effective Jan. 2, 2013, and applicable to matters pending on Jan. 2, 2013, or filed or accruing after that date, with certain exceptions, see section 1086(d) ofPub. L. 112–239, set out as a note under section
3791 of this title.
Effective Date of 2000 Amendment
Pub. L. 106–276, § 1(b),Oct. 2, 2000, 114 Stat. 812, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect October 1, 1999.”
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