Veterans Benefits

10 Top Law Schools with Yellow Ribbon Programs

The Top Yellow Ribbon Law Schools Not all colleges and universities are created equal. While attending college is a dream for most people, choosing where to apply can be a tough challenge. For this reason, CollegeRecon compiled a list of the top ten law schools that participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a Department of…

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Vet Success on Campus

Vet Success on Campus The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created the Vet Success on Campus (VSOC) program to help veterans, servicemembers, and their qualified dependents. VSOC aims to help their target populations successfully transition into college life. The ultimate goal is to have VSOC students successfully complete their education and enter into the…

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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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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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States Offering In-State Tuition for Veterans After 3 Years from Discharge

Find states that offer in-state tuition for non-resident veterans beyond the 3-year discharge cap. The Choice Act requires states to offer in-state tuition to non-resident veterans for 3-years after leaving the military. However, 27 states have passed laws that make veteran students eligible for in-state tuition beyond the Choice Act’s limit. With this change there is now a confusing and inconsistent patchwork of laws across the country.

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States Offering Free College Tuition for Veterans & Dependents

One part of raising children is wondering about how you will pay for college when the day comes. As a military service member, you probably wonder how your service can help. Or, as a veteran, you might be curious about your state and if they offer any tuition waivers for veterans.  The good news is, certain states do provide tuition waivers to veterans and sometimes their dependents.

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Get A SMART Start On Your Education

Are you thinking about what’s next after the military? Planning your transition and reintegration can be daunting, but there are some steps you can take to make the process less stressful and increase your chances for a successful civilian life. Planning For Change Practically speaking, planning a career change is not unlike a planning military…

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Healthcare After Active Military & TRICARE after Separation

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…

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TSP Retirement Fund

How to Maximize Your TSP Retirement Fund

Maximizing Your Thrift Savings Plan Retirement Fund All government employees are uniquely positioned to set themselves up for a great retirement. How? Through the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The TSP offers the same type of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations provide their employees under their 401-K plans. (Learn the full ins and…

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Military Benefits Update 2019

** Looking for Military Benefits Changes for 2020.  Visit MyMilitaryBenefits for the latest here.** With 2019 just around the corner, there will be some changes to some of the military benefits available to those who are or who have served in the military. Military Benefits Changes for 2019 Here is what you can expect: The…

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Va Disability Insurance

VA Disability Benefits, Payments, and Pay Rates Chart

One part of being a service member is receiving the right benefits and compensation based on your experiences in the military, any disability you have, and any injuries you sustained. It is important for veterans to know what the VA disability benefits and compensation is all about. What is Veterans Disability Compensation? The disability compensation…

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VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation & VA VOC Rehab – What to Know

What Is the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab) Services Program? The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E – or sometimes commonly referred to as “voc rehab”), was authorized by Congress under Title 38, United States, Chapter 31. This program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities and employment handicaps. It is also there to help service members…

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