U.S. Department of Commerce

Federal, State, and Local Governments
Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual

FUNCTION CODE:   20 NAME:    Veterans' Education Benefits (Federal Only)
SECTOR:    General APPLIES TO:    Finance |X|    Employment | |
PUBLICATION CATEGORIES:    Education Services; Education
DEFINITION:    Federal Government direct payments to or on behalf of veterans, former military personnel, and their eligible dependents for education and training purposes and intergovernmental aid in support of state and local government veterans educational benefits programs.
EXAMPLES:   Veterans readjustment benefits for education and training; educational assistance under various "GI Bills"; All Volunteer Force Education Assistance; Post-Vietnam Era Education Program payments.
EXCLUSIONS:   Loans to veterans for education and training (nonexpenditures); distribution of funds from the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Education Trust Fund which represents repayments of voluntary contributions by eligible military personnel during their service (report at Other Education, code 21); tuition payments for training by Department of Defense for active personnel (use code 21).
REFERENCES: - To be added later -
OTHER NOTES:    1) The benefit programs cited above are administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs although some are funded by the Department of Defense. (2) This function applies solely to the Federal Government; report any state government direct cash payments to veterans for tuition, scholarships, or other educational assistance at Educational Assistance and Subsidies, code 19, and any such local government assistance at Other Higher Education, code 18.
  General Purpose Governments
EXPENDITURES, DIRECT: Federal StateD.C. Large City-County Other LocalSpecial District
E20 Current Operations Y NN N NN
I20 Assistance and Subsidies Y NN N NN
F20 Construction Y NN N NN
G20 Land & Existing Structures Y NN N NN
K20 Equipment Y NN N NN
L20 State Y NN N NN
M20 Locals, NEC Y NN N NN
* Shows whether data are collected (Y) or not (N) for that type.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division
Created: November 16 2000
Last revised: October 31 2011