Veterans Benefits

Career Opportunities for Veterans

If you are retiring or separating from the military and are considering your college degree options, choosing the right degree is an important step. There are so many career fields that reward those with military experience. Will your college degree or certificate program lead you to higher earnings and better opportunity?

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Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

The Department of Veterans Affairs offered an education benefit to veterans called VEAP. the Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program. Qualifying veterans were be eligible for a 2-to-1 matching contribution from the government for education benefits. This program offered money for tuition and certain fees for VA-approved programs. Depending on the amount of the student’s VEAP contributions,…

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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 10 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 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 Military & Veteran 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

When you serve in the military, you may apply for VA compensation for service-connected medical issues you deal with during your military career and sometimes even after you’ve retired or separated. Here’s what you need to know about the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Disability Compensation Benefit. >> Please visit our page on 2023 and…

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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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