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.
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).
Earlier this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs published information about the most underused benefits, as reported by each state’s veterans department. The following states reported that these education benefits were the most underused by veterans.
6 Ways for Veterans to Get Hands-on Job Experience While Still in School You’ve got lots of book learning, right? You’ve had plenty of lectures, theories, papers and more. But what about hands-on learning, the kind that proves to potential employers that you’re more than just book-smart. Here are 6 hands-on ways to develop knowledge,… Read more »
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.
Joining the military and working in aviation can be a smart choice. Not only can you have a successful career while serving in the military, but you can take your experience and the skills you learned to the civilian world. Civilian Jobs After Serving In The Military in Aviation If you have served in Aviation,… Read more »
All of the skills you acquire while serving in the military as a combat engineer, can help with future careers in the civilian world. Jobs for Combat Engineering Veterans Here are a few civilian jobs after serving in the military as an engineer (Combat Engineer, Construction, Electrician, Etc). These job descriptions include salary information, education… Read more »
Are you looking for money for school? Then this list of veteran and military scholarships is for you! Find scholarships for active military, veterans, spouses, dependents and by degree program!
Veteran Owned Business You Need to Know About These four veteran owned businesses are relatively young (founded within the past five years) and have all found success because there’s an obvious need in the United States as a whole, or they filled a specific void in the military community. We think they are worth knowing… Read more »
There are a lot of fantastic programs for those who have served our country, such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill. But don’t forget about extra scholarships for veterans that are offered out there. They can give you a little bit of extra money towards your educational goals. Scholarships for Veterans Ranger Memorial Scholarship 25 scholarships,… Read more »
The most elite level of military service is arguably, Special operations. Each of the military branches have special operations forces units. Units such as the Army’s Green Berets, Marine Corps Raiders, Air Force Special Warfare, and Navy SEALS are well known both in and outside the military world. These groups are known for their strength,… Read more »
Finding and connecting with other veterans is an integral part of life after service. However sometimes, it can be hard when spread out and not living on a centralized military base. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some useful organizations to help you connect with likeminded veterans to help in the transition after service. Make… Read more »
Ranked as the most diverse campus within the University of Wisconsin system, the University of Wisconsin Parkside campus prides itself on being an easily relatable campus for student veterans. Why is that? Their campus is comprised of students of all ages. Here’s a look into UW Parkside to see what’s going on on campus to… Read more »