Do education awards received prior to the effective date of the rule count toward the maximum value of education awards an individual may receive?
Yes. The national service laws, as amended by the Serve America Act, do not differentiate between awards received prior to the effective date and those received subsequent to the effective date. All awards earned in the past will have a value attributed to them for the purposes of this section. Thus, under the proposed rule, if an individual has received two full-time education awards in the past, that individual is not eligible to receive another education award.
- Does the new rule on calculating the value of an education award apply to VISTA and NCCC as well as AmeriCorps State and National?
- May an individual who has already received the aggregate value of two education awards receive a stipend for service in VISTA?
- Do terms served prior to the effective date of the rule count towards the four-term limit for AmeriCorps State and National?