VA Expands Access Through Health Technology, Post GI Bill is 4-years-old, Another Tillman Foundation Scholar Profile, Ten Graduate in 7th NCA Academy Class, Preview of August-September Still Serving, Did You Know-Fifth SAVE Award Program….
The fourth anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill was celebrated on Aug. 1, with the Department of Veterans Affairs issuing approximately $30 billion in payments helping nearly 1 million service members, veterans and their families pursue their education over that period.
Lead public affairs specialist for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office Capt. Ron Freeman turns on the computer monitor in his Heidelberg, Germany home and sits anxiously re-reading his resume one last time before his video conference call begins with a federal agency in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
As part of its ongoing transformation from paper-based to electronic claims processing, the Department of Veterans Affairs has continued to improve the automated payment of benefits for Veterans participating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill education program.
Some 250,000 student veterans are being forced to pay $10,000 for tuition each academic year because many colleges are misclassifying the residency status of those veterans — often for the schools’ own financial gain — according to a student veterans organization.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved more than 36,000 applications for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), a new training and education program for unemployed Veterans to upgrade their skills for in-demand jobs.
August marks the third anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and since it was implemented Aug. 1, 2009, the Department of Veterans Affairs has provided educational benefits to 773,000 Veterans and their family members.
Officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs applauded a decision by the attorneys general of several states to give VA the rights to use the GIBill.Com website, after the website’s original owners QuinStreet Inc. agreed to give up the internet site to settle a lawsuit by the states.
On Tuesday, New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver “and Assemblywoman Addie Russell…announced the passage of legislation requiring the Division of Veteran’s Affairs to develop a program that will assist New York’s men and women veterans who are suffering from military sexual trauma (MST).
Yesterday afternoon the VFW joined Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., at the U.S. Capitol, where Reed formally introduced the Servicemember Housing Protection Act, S. 3179, alongside Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., as well as Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden and leading veterans’ advocates.
She walked onto the campus of the West LA Veterans Hospital in her Anne Taylor outfit and instantly could feel her throat tighten. “You OK Ma’am?” said one of the VA tour guides, a young male half her age.
As many of you already know, I volunteer at the “National Veterans Hotline” a few nights per month. The hotline website can be found at www.Veterans911.com Last night, I was on duty for close to four hours and during that time I talked to over twenty callers.
VA’s GI Bill page can help you apply for education benefits, answer frequently asked questions, and even help you decide on the best school that suits your needs. Also, keep up to date with the Post-9/11 GI Bill Facebook page.