ACR-124/SCR-121

“Urges President and Congress to enact legislation that permits all veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to transfer their education benefits to dependents.”

NJEA supports ACR-124 (McHose, Munoz, Gove, Singleton, Tucker)/SCR-121 (Beach, Bateman). This concurrent resolution urges the President and Congress to enact legislation that permits all veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to transfer their education benefits to dependents. Under current law, only those who served on or after August 1, 2009 have the ability to transfer benefits to their dependents. 

 Congress ought to enact legislation that permits all veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including those who fought between 2001 and 2009, to transfer their education benefits to their dependents.  The fact that this was not included in the “Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2007” is unexplainable as so many brave men and women answered the call to serve our nation after the tragic events of 9-11-2001.  The ability of service members to transfer education benefits to their dependents is the right thing for our nation to do as we owe all who served our gratitude. 

NJEA urges you to vote “yes” on ACR-124/SCR-121.