Veterans Benefits

Best Colleges for Military Credit Transfer

Where Credit is Due: Best Colleges for Military Credit Transfer Get credit for your military service and earn a great degree at one of the Best Colleges for Military Credit Transfer. Distinguishing the Best Colleges for Military Credit Transfer Military training, courses, and specialty schools can transfer to college credits.  This can result in saving…

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GI Bill Payment

Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) & Dependent Payments Increase Oct 2021

For Veterans using the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), on October 1, 2021, your benefit payments are set to increase by an average of 2.6% over the previous year’s rates. MGIB Active Duty – Chapter 30 In 2020, the rate for a full-time student was $2,122, while a half-time student received $1061. The new rates for…

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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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Corona's Impact on GI Bill

Congress to Stop Coronavirus’ Impact on GI Bill Rates

Update 03/21/2020: The legislation to protect veterans from the impact of campus closures has been signed by President Trump, thus safeguarding GI Bill benefits (Housing Stipend) from being reduced for veterans who were forced to take classes online due to the coronavirus. House and Senate lawmakers have introduced bills that could stop the impact of…

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Guide to Veterans’ Preference Points – What is Veterans Preference Points?

Considering going to work for the Federal Government after you leave the military?  Then knowing how Veterans’ preference points work is a must. The following guide will help you take advantage of this hiring preference program for veterans. Veterans’ Preference Points Fast FAQs: Fast FAQ #1: What do Veterans’ preference points do? Veterans’ preference points…

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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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Lessons Learned: Dealing with GI Bill Glitches

This article will focus on how to deal with the GI Bill process issues you may face. But, before I start, I want to make it clear I am not VA bashing. The VA accomplishes great things with limited funding, short staffing, and often antiquated systems. When I started earning my degree, I encountered several…

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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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Free Community College Tennessee

Tennessee Free Community College for All Adults

The Tennessee Promise Scholarship was established in 2014. It was created to help Tennessee’s high school seniors get a college degree by covering two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in the state of Tennessee. The legislation to expand this specific program to all Tennessee adults in need of an associate’s…

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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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UCX: Unemployment Insurance & Benefits after the Military

With the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers Program (UCX) you can qualify for unemployment benefits once your time in the military is over. The program itself is administered by each state, as agents of the federal government. How Do I Qualify for Unemployment Compensation as a Veteran? To qualify you will have needed to have served…

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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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State Veterans Benefits

Veteran Benefits by State – Veteran Benefits for All 50 States

In addition to those benefits provided by the federal government, such as the Post 911 GI Bill, many of the individual states and territories have programs for veterans and military.  Find state veterans’ benefits for your state. State Veterans’ Benefits By state.  Includes US Territories. Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia…

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US Territories Veterans Education Benefits

Veterans’ Education Benefits – US Territories

In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the states.  The following are the veterans’ education benefits programs for US territories. Territories of the United States Guam Veteran Education Benefits For information regarding US Virgin Islands veterans’ benefits, please visit – Guam Veterans Affairs Office ____________ Puerto…

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Washington, D.C. Veterans Benefits

Washington D.C. Veterans’ Benefits In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by Washington, D.C. The following are the Washington, D.C. veterans’ benefits programs for education. Housing Benefits for Veterans Property Tax Relief There is property tax relief for senior citizens or disabled property owners. Property owners…

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Wyoming Veteran Benefits & Disabled Veterans Benefits

Wyoming Veteran Benefits In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans’ benefits programs provided by the states. Wyoming Veteran Education Benefits Wyoming National Guard Assistance Plan (State Tuition) The plan pays 100% resident rate tuition and mandatory fees (base fees applicable to all students) at state sponsored Community Colleges, the…

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Wisconsin Veteran Benefits & Disabled Veterans Benefits

Wisconsin Veteran Employment Benefits In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are Wisconsin veterans benefits programs provided by the state. Wisconsin Veteran Education Benefits Wisconsin G.I. Bill The Wisconsin GI Bill pays full tuition and segregated fees for eligible veterans and their dependents for up to eight full-time semesters or 128…

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West Virginia Veteran Benefits

West Virginia Veteran Benefits Programs In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are West Virginia veteran benefits programs provided by the state. West Virginia Veteran Education Benefits The following are the West Virginia veterans’ benefits programs for education. Guaranteed Veterans Re-Education Act Fund Veterans who have run out of GI Bill…

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