Modernizing the VA’s GI Bill Platform to Go Digital Ever get frustrated with the VA’s GI Bill platform? You aren’t alone. The US Department of Veterans Affairs was awarded a contract in March to transform the GI Bill digital platform. This upgrade will improve education benefits and customer service delivery to the nearly one million… Read more »
In mid-March, the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2021 was introduced, which would make it easier for National Guard and Reserve servicemembers to accumulate GI Bill benefits. Read how this new legislation may help and how it may impact education benefits for the Guard and Reserve.
Multiple Degrees Possible with New VA Rules A rule change by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) beginning April 1, 2021 expanded opportunities to Veterans. The new policy permits them to use their education benefits to obtain multiple degrees. Previously, the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) benefit counted against any GI Benefit the Veteran would… Read more »
8 Tips for Using the GI Bill® The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has offered some guidance on getting your GI Bill benefits in a timely fashion. If you are currently using your GI Bill benefits, then you may have already received an email from the VA outlining the following information. Here’s a quick breakdown… Read more »
Signed into law on January 5th, 2021, the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvements Act of 2020 will make several significant changes to your existing benefits programs. Here are the changes that will affect your GI Bill and veterans education benefits next year.
On October 28, 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sent emails to those of us who have used, are using, or are eligible to use the GI Bill, notifying us of big changes to the “48-Month Rule” that has applied to some veteran students and beneficiaries.
Summary of all the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that the VA has answered and posted online regarding Covid-19, veterans education benefits and GI Bill payments.
GI Bill Extensions Available Due to COVID-19 ATTENTION GI Bill Beneficiaries: Thanks to the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 and Public Law 116-140, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been authorized to extend the eligibility periods for students who were pursuing a course of instruction with their GI Bill benefits when their school… Read more »