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PUBLIC LAW 102-16—MAR. 22, 1991 105 STAT. 49 ing such information shall be utilized to the extent the Secretary determines practicable. "(e) The Secretary shall take appropriate steps (including individual notification where feasible) to acquaint all individuals described in subsection (b) of this section with the availability and advantsiges of counseling services under this section.". (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. —(1) Chapter 34 of such title is amended— (A) by striking out section 1663; and (B) in the table of sections of such chapter, by striking out "1663. Educational and vocational counseling.". (2) Sections 1434(a)(l) and 1641(a)(l) of such title are amended by striking out "1663,". (3) Section 1797(a) of such title is amended by inserting "under section 1797A of this title or to an individual" after "individual". (4) The table of sections of chapter 36 of such title is amended by adding the following new item at the end of the items for subchapter II: "1797A. Educational and vocational coiinseling.". SEC. 3. VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION. (a) REHABILITATION UNDER CHAPTER 31.—Section 1502(1)(B) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out "for a serviceconnected disability" and all that follows through "determines" and inserting in lieu thereof "or receiving outpatient medical care, services, or treatment for a service-connected disability pending discharge from the active military, naval, or air service, and the Secretary determines that (i) the hospital (or other medical facility) providing the hospitalization, care, services, or treatment either is doing so under contract or agreement with the Secretary concerned or is under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs or the Secretary concerned, and (ii) the person is suffering from a disability which". (b) HANDLING FEES. —(1) Section 1504(a)(7) of such title is amended— (A) by inserting "(A)" before "Vocational"; (B) by redesignating clauses (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii); (C) by striking out "and licensing" and inserting in lieu thereof "handling charges, licensing"; and (D) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(B) Payment for the services and assistance provided under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall be made from funds available for the payment of readjustment benefits.". (2) The amendments made by this subsection shall apply only to 38 USC 1504 payments made on or after the date of the enactment of this Act. "°*®- (c) AMOUNT OF ALLOWANCE.— Section 1508(c)(2) of such title is amended by inserting ", State, or local government" after. "Federal". SEC. 4. EXTENSION OF THE PERIOD PRECEDING AUTOMATIC DISENROLLMENT UNDER CHAPTER 32. Section 1632(b)(l) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting before the comma "and at the end of one year thereafter has not filed a claim for utilizing such entitlement".