Benefits for PCVS and RPCVS

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At $410 million, Peace Corps is less than 1 percent of the International Affairs Budget and Represents less than 0.01 percent of federal spending.


Efforts in the past to enhance non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status for Federal employment have fallen short, though continue. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program has recently become the target of budget hawks. And the common-sense Respect for Peace Corps Volunteers Act, which would allow RPCVs and former Peace Corps staff to use the Peace Corps logo on death notices and tombstones, has yet to pass.

Status | The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program was eliminated in the House's Higher Ed re authorization bill, but the Senate has yet to bring it up. H.R.1295, Respect for Peace Corps Volunteers Act, has been introduced in the House but not the Senate.