Veterans forced to attend college online in recent weeks will not be penalized by the online subsistence rate language of the Forever GI Bill three years ago. President Donald Trump signed Senate Bill 3503 on Saturday. The bill “clarifies how the Department of Veterans Affairs should treat in-person courses of study that convert to distance learning formats due to … [Read more...] about GI Bill, Voc Rehab Subsistence Rates Get Fix For Forced Online Learning
Veterans fighting for Forever GI Bill restoration after the closure of their college are frequently eligible to get their benefits restored, but some are complaining the agency isn’t playing fair. Brought about by the rash of for-profit college closures, Congress decided to take action because many veterans felt duped out of their GI Bill benefits without being allowed to … [Read more...] about Is VA Playing Fair Denying Forever GI Bill Restoration Requests?
Veterans entitled to both Montgomery GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill were wrongly denied one year of entitlement according to a recent federal court decision. The decision affects tens of thousands of veterans who may collectively be entitled to hundreds of millions of dollars in subsistence payments. Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs have not yet decided … [Read more...] about Thousands Of Veterans Wrongly Denied GI Bill Benefits Court Says
A newly proposed bill would end the Department of Veterans Affairs practice of withholding GI Bill benefits during breaks between terms. Congressman Gilbert Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) proposed the BREAK PAY for Veterans Act. The bill would force VA to pay veterans their housing allowance between school terms. To save money, lawmakers previously allowed VA to cut payments during … [Read more...] about Forever GI Bill May Get A Boost By Restarting Break Pay
To fix the Forever GI Bill software glitch, VA announced it will not use a set-aside for a service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB). It will instead use one of the larger vendors lucky enough to win its Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) contract instead. The announcement came on FBO.gov on January 10, 2019, after numerous … [Read more...] about No SDVOSB Set-Aside To Fix Forever GI Bill Software Glitch