42 U.S. Code § 3796d–1 - Basic eligibility

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(a) Benefits
(1) The Attorney General shall provide financial assistance to a person who attends a program of education and is—
(A) the child of any eligible public safety officer under part A of this subchapter; or
(B) the spouse of an officer described in subparagraph (A) at the time of the officer’s death or on the date of a totally and permanently disabling injury.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), financial assistance under this part shall consist of direct payments to an eligible person and shall be computed on the basis set forth in section 3532 of title 38.
(3) The financial assistance referred to in paragraph (2) shall be reduced by the amount, if any, determined under section 3796d–3 (b) of this title.
(b) Duration of benefits
No person shall receive assistance under this part for a period in excess of forty-five months of full-time education or training or a proportional period of time for a part-time program.
(c) Age limitation for children
No child shall be eligible for assistance under this part after the child’s 27th birthday absent a finding by the Attorney General of extraordinary circumstances precluding the child from pursuing a program of education.


(Pub. L. 90–351, title I, § 1212, as added Pub. L. 104–238, § 2(2),Oct. 3, 1996, 110 Stat. 3114; amended Pub. L. 105–390, § 2(3),Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3495; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1086(b)(1)(G), (H),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1968.)

2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1086(b)(1)(G), substituted “person” for “dependent” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1086(b)(1)(H)(i)(I), substituted “The” for “Subject to the availability of appropriations, the” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1086(b)(1)(H)(i)(II), substituted “reduced by the amount” for “reduced by the sum of—
“(A) the amount of educational assistance benefits from other Federal, State, or local governmental sources to which the eligible dependent would otherwise be entitled to receive; and
“(B) the amount”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1086(b)(1)(G), substituted “person” for “dependent”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1086(b)(1)(H)(ii), struck out “dependent” before “children” in heading and before “child shall” in text.
1998—Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 105–390, § 2(3)(A), substituted “public safety” for “Federal law enforcement”.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 105–390, § 2(3)(B), substituted “Except as provided in paragraph (3), financial” for “Financial”.
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 105–390, § 2(3)(C), added par. (3).
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.

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