Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/401

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PUBLIC LAW 106-398 —APPENDIX 114 STAT. 1654A-359 (B) in paragraph (3), by striking "subsection (a)(3)" and inserting "subsection (b)". (b) USE OF ENTITLEMENT TO ASSISTANCE UNDER MONTGOMERY GI BILL FOR PAYMENT OF CHARGES. — (1) That section is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(e)(1) A member of the armed forces who is entitled to basic educational assistance under chapter 30 of title 38 may use such entitlement for purposes of paying any portion of the charges described in subsection (a) or (c) that are not paid for by the Secretary of the military department concerned under such subsection. "(2) The use of entitlement under paragraph (1) shall be governed by the provisions of section 3014(b) of title 38.". (2) Section 3014 of title 38, United States Code, is amended— (A) by inserting "(a)" before "The Secretary"; and (B) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(b)(1) In the case of an individual entitled to basic educational assistance who is pursuing education or training described in subsection (a) or (c) of section 2007 of title 10, the Secretary shall, at the election of the individual, pay the individual a basic educational assistance allowance to meet all or a portion of the charges of the educational institution for the education or training that are not paid by the Secretary of the military department concerned under such subsection. "(2)(A) The amount of the basic educational assistance allowance payable to an individual under this subsection for a month shall be the amount of the basic educational assistance allowance to which the individual would be entitled for the month under section 3015 of this title (without regard to subsection (g) of that section) were payment made under that section instead of under this subsection. "(B) The maximum number of months for which an individual may be paid a basic educational assistance allowance under paragraph (1) is 36.". (3) Section 3015 of title 38, United States Code, is amended— (A) by striking "subsection (g)" each place it appears in subsections (a) and (b); (B) by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h); and (C) by inserting after subsection (f) the following new subsection (g): "(g) In the case of an individual who has been paid a basic educational assistance allowance under section 3014(b) of this title, the rate of the basic educational assistance allowance applicable to the individual under this section shall be the rate otherwise applicable to the individual under this section reduced by an amount equal to— "(1) the aggregate amount of such allowances paid the individual under such section 3014(b); divided by "(2)36. ". Subtitle B—Veterans Claims Assistance SEC. 1611. CLARIFICATION OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS DUTY TO ASSIST. (a) IN GENERAL. —Section 5107 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: