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house Bill H.R. 631

Servicemembers' Choice in Transition Act of 2013

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      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Military Personnel
      Economic Opportunity
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedFebruary 13th, 2013

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Servicemembers' Choice in Transition Act of 2013

Official Title

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide requirements for the contents of the Transition Assistance Program, and for other purposes.


Servicemembers' Choice in Transition Act of 2013 - Amends provisions concerning the Transition Assistance Program of the Department of Defense (DOD) (employment and job training assistance and related services for members of the Armed Forces being separated from active duty, and for their spouses) to require such Program to consist of at least five days of instruction as follows: (1) at least one day of service-specific pre-separation training; (2) up to one day each for instruction in preparation for employment, preparation for education or career or technical training, preparation for entrepreneurship, or other options determined by the Secretary of the military department concerned; (3) at least two days of in-depth instruction of the participant's choice in any of the subjects described under (2), above; and (4) up to one day in benefits provided under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and in other subjects determined by the Secretary concerned. Requires the VA Secretary to submit to the congressional veterans committees the results of a study to determine the feasibility of providing veterans' benefits instruction at all overseas locations where such instruction is provided through a joint contract with the Secretary of Labor.

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