Benefits

This VA GI Bill Upgrade Will Make Life a Bit Easier

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 »

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GI Bill® and Veteran Education Benefits Changes in 2021

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.

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Ensuring Educational Opportunities for Disabled Veterans

In November of 2020, U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced legislation seeking to improve the requirements for America’s disabled service members attempting to receive federal financial aid. The Honor Our Nation’s Oath to Remember (HONOR) Our Veterans’ Sacrifice A seeks to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 by updating the definition of untaxed income and benefits by excluding veterans benefits, to include VA Disability Compensation, from the list of benefits required by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

GI Bill Update: 48 Month Rule

Important GI Bill Update: 48-Month Rule

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.

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Veteran Education Benefits: VA’s FAQ’s

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.

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Dependent’s Post-9/11 GI Bill Horror Story

If one of your parents has served in the military and can receive Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, they might be able to transfer those benefits to you. That way, you can pay for college to get the education you want. However, sometimes things can go wrong. Here’s one person’s GI Bill horror story.

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Student Travel Benefits For Military Dependents

Did you know that there is a student travel benefit for your college-age son or daughter? Did you know that if you and your child qualify, the government will pay for your child dependent’s round-trip airfare? Find out everything you need to know about the military dependent travel benefit.

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Healthcare After Separating From Active Duty Military

If you are getting out of the military sometime soon, you need to understand what will happen with your healthcare, and what your options are. You won’t be able to keep TRICARE, at least in its current form, forever. Here are your healthcare options after the military. Healthcare After The Military There are different options… Read more »