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PUBLIC LAW 102-127—OCT. 10, 1991 105 STAT. 619 Public Law 102-127 102d Congress An Act To amend title 10, United States Code, and title 38, United States Code, to improve the educational assistance benefits for members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who served on active duty during the Persian Gulf War, to improve and clarify the eligibility of certain veterans for employment and training assistance, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the Amendments of 1991". 'Veterans' Educational Assistance SEC. 2. RESTORATION OF ENTITLEMENT TO EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE. (a) CHAPTER 30 PROGRAM.— Section 3013 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(f)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or chapter 36 of this title, any payment of an educational assistance allowance described in paragraph (2) shall not— "(A) be charged against any entitlement of any individual under this chapter; or "(B) be counted toward the aggregate period for which section 3695 of this title limits an individual's receipt of assistance. "(2) Subject to paragraph (3), the payment of the educational assistance allowance referred to in paragraph (1) is the payment of such an allowance to an individual for pursuit of a course or courses under this chapter if the Secretary finds that the individual— "(A) in the case of a person not serving on active duty, had to discontinue such course pursuit as a result of being ordered, in connection with the Persian Gulf War, to serve on active duty under section 672(a), (d), or (g), 673, 673b, or 688 of title 10; or "(B) in the case of a person serving on active duty, had to discontinue such course pursuit as a result of being ordered, in connection with such War, to a new duty location or assignment or to perform an increased amount of work; and "(C) failed to receive credit or lost training time toward completion of the individual's approved education, professional, or vocational objective as a result of having to discontinue, as described in subparagraph (A) or (B), his or her course pursuit. "(3) The period for which, by reason of this subsection, an educational assistance allowance is not charged against entitlement or counted toward the applicable aggregate period under section 3695 of this title shall not exceed the portion of the period of enrollment in the course or courses for which the individual failed to receive credit or with respect to which the individual lost training time, as determined under paragraph (2)(C) of this subsection.". (b) CHAPTER 32 PROGRAM.^(I) Section 3231(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: Oct. 10, 1991 [S. 868] Veterans' Educational Assistance Amendments of 1991. 38 USC 101 note.