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  • 'Welcome' Waiver helps Combat Veterans

    Over 1 million troops have served in Operation Enduring Freedom since 2001, and upon their arrival home these soldiers are expecting reasonable compensation in return for honorably serving their country. This past June, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the "Welcome Home Waiver Program" in hopes of aiding the education of Massachusetts' veterans who have served in combat since Sept. 11, 2001. Veterans who are accepte... more

  • States Rush to Attract Veteran Students

    With the announcement by the VA that all state schools must provide in-state tuition for Post-9/11 and Montgomery GI bill as a result of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 states are scrambling to comply with the new federal law. To remain approved for VA’s GI Bill programs, schools must charge in-state tuition and fee amounts to “covered individuals.” A covered individual is defined in the Choice Act as: A Veter... more

  • VRAP GI Bill Program Was Highly Successful

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    The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) was designed to assist unemployed Veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 upgrade their skills for today's high-demand jobs. The VA worked with the Department of Labor (DOL) to offer training in a high-demand occupation as defined by DOL. The VRAP Program ran from 2011 - 2014 and trained over 76,000 Veterans. After the Veterans completed their training, the DOL helped them with job placement. ... more

  • VRAP GI Bill Factsheet

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    The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) GI Bill offered up to 12 months of Montgomery GI Bill benefits for older unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60. This program was created as a part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 and ended in April of 2014.  For more information please visit the VA’s VRAP webpage or the Military Advantage Blog to review the "LIVE Blog" event featuring House Veterans Affairs Committee staff  f... more

  • GI Bill Transferability

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    Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability While the Post-9/11 GI Bill offers a very generous post-service education benefit, a special provision of the program allows career service members the opportunity to share their education benefits with immediate family members. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is the only one which allows transferring education benefits. brightcove.createExperiences(); Allowing career service members to transfer ... more

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