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Starting Oct. 2, student veterans can apply online for emergency GI Bill payments to help cover their expenses. VA regional offices will issue checks up to $3,000 to those enrolled in schools this semester.
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After strong urging from The American Legion and other veterans groups, VA is sending emergency financial aid to student veterans whose GI Bill benefits have been delayed.
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The newly instituted Post-9/11 GI Bill promised to send veterans to colleges. Overdue or missing benefit checks from VA have tempered many of their plans.
Over 61,000 payments totaling over $50 million to schools and students have been issued since the Aug. 1 implementation of the new program.
The American Legion gives full backing to the National Guard Education Equality Act, which would give Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to National Guard members who served under Title 32 status.
Since taking effect Aug. 1, the Post-9/11 GI Bill has been the subject of concerns and questions. An American Legion roundtable of experts and officials recently shared their views.
Keith Wilson, VA’s director of Education Services, answers some of the questions that have been raised about new GI Bill benefits.
The best veterans benefit in a generation just got better, says American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein.
A July 6 story by the Associated Press, “New GI benefits vary widely by state,” failed to address important aspects of the benefits, such as the Yellow Ribbon program.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill's passage marks the beginning of a new era, which will give modern veterans benefits on par with the ones their grandparents enjoyed.
The tale of defensive end Brandon Crawford isn't that of a typical college football player.