This week, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6322, the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (P.L. 116-140). The legislation would minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student veterans by ensuring educational benefits will remain available to them. Given that schools and universities adopt new strategies to minimize the impact of the coronavirus disease on students, the law expands on the previously passed S.3503 to provide additional flexibilities. Among the provisions, the law allows the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue providing work study allowances to student veterans even if their employment has been interrupted due to the pandemic. CGS has previously supported this legislation and signed onto a community letter before it was passed into law.

     

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