37 U.S. Code § 480. Travel and transportation allowances: miscellaneous categories

(a) The following persons are entitled to such travel and transportation allowances provided by section 474 of this title as prescribed by the Secretaries concerned—
cadets of the United States Military Academy;
midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy;
cadets of the United States Air Force Academy;
cadets of the Coast Guard Academy;
applicants for enlistment;
rejected applicants for enlistment;
general prisoners;
discharged prisoners;
insane patients transferred from military hospitals to other hospitals or to their homes; and
persons discharged from Saint Elizabeths Hospital after transfer from a uniformed service.
The Secretary concerned shall, in prescribing allowances under subsection (a), consider the rights of the United States, as well as those of the persons concerned.
No travel or transportation allowance may be provided under this section for travel that begins after the travel authorities transition expiration date.
(Pub. L. 87–649, Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 475, § 410; Pub. L. 102–25, title VII, § 702(b)(1), (c), Apr. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 117; renumbered § 480 and amended Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title VI, § 631(d)(2), (e)(13), (f)(4)(A), Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1460, 1462, 1465; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1076(a)(9), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1948.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


37:253(e) (less last 25 words).

Oct. 12, 1949, ch. 681, § 303(e), 63 Stat. 815.


37:253(e) (last 25 words).


2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1076(a)(9), made technical amendment to directory language of Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(f)(4)(A). See 2011 Amendment note below.

2011—Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(d)(2), renumbered section 410 of this title as this section.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(f)(4)(A), as amended by Pub. L. 112–239, § 1076(a)(9), substituted “474” for “404” in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(e)(13), added subsec. (c).

1991—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–25 struck out “of this section” after “subsection (a)”.

Effective Date of 2013 Amendment

Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1076(a), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1947, provided that the amendment made by section 1076(a)(9) is effective Dec. 31, 2011, and as if included in Pub. L. 112–81 as enacted.

Transfer of Functions

For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 468(b), 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.