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Veteran Services: Education


You've earned the right to a higher education through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces. But how do you use your GI Bill benefits? Which version is right for you? The Legion can help answer questions about state and/or federal education benefits, who can use them, and how long.


VA: Emergency GI Bill payments succeed

In an Oct. 15 review of how the Post-9/11 GI Bill was implemented, VA was both lauded and criticized for its handling of the education benefit claims backlog.

Student veterans can apply for payments online

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.

VA takes Legion's advice, offers financial help to student veterans

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.

Legion offers help with late GI Bill payments

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.

Nearly 200,000 applicants approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Over 61,000 payments totaling over $50 million to schools and students have been issued since the Aug. 1 implementation of the new program.

Bill hopes to include Guardsmen who were left out of new GI Bill

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.

Legion panelists make case for just one GI Bill

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.

VA official responds to GI Bill concerns

Keith Wilson, VA’s director of Education Services, answers some of the questions that have been raised about new GI Bill benefits.

Legion salutes 'California fix' to new GI Bill

The best veterans benefit in a generation just got better, says American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein.

Legion says AP story on new GI Bill benefits is inaccurate

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.