Category: GI Bill

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Post-9/11 GI Bill Housing Payment Rates Update

WASHINGTON – Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced key changes in the processing of GI Bill benefits payments under the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill). Because of continued information technology difficulties with implementing sections 107 and 501 of the law, both of which change the way monthly housing allowance payments are… Read more
GI Bill Survey

GI Bill Survey

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We did a quick random survey asking those who served in the United States military if they used the GI Bill (any version for any amount of time) after they separated from the military.  This is clearly a very small sample of those who served.  If it even remotely represents the correct percentage of those… Read more
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Forever GI Bill Expands VA Educational Benefits

15 provisions enhance benefits for Veterans WASHINGTON — Effective Aug. 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented 15 more provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred to as the Forever GI Bill. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); These provisions, in addition to the 13 implemented since the law was signed less than… Read more
Forever GI Bill Update

Forever GI Bill Update

We are providing this recent letter we received from Curtis L. Coy, the Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs.  This letter explains all the recent updates with the Forever GI Bill including details on restoring benefits for those whose school closed and/or schools that were disapproved! Follow VOB On… Dear Fellow Veterans… Read more
Tax Free Shopping

Summer 2017 Veteran Owned Business Newsletter

VOB Member and Supporter News: Follow VOB On… Veterans Will Soon Get To Shop Tax-Free! Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service…Click here to read more Famous Veterans Site Launched Can you guess what Bob Barker and Drew… Read more
Forever GI Bill Update

President Trump Signs Forever GI Bill Into Law

The President just signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill language in 1944. This legislation contains 34 new provisions, the vast majority of which will enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, Servicemembers, Families… Read more