S.889 - Servicemembers' Choice in Transition Act of 2013

A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the Transition Assistance Program of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Servicemembers' Choice in Transition Act of 2013 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the Transition Assistance Program of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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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 th

Official Summary

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 include:
(1) information about disability-related employment and education protections,
(2) instruction in the use of educational assistance entitlements,
(3) testing to determine academic readiness for post-secondary education and appropriate courses,
(4) instruction on the financing of post-secondary education, and
(5) information on 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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