The New Post 9/11 GI Bill

New GI Bill To Start On Time

The new Post-9/11 GI Bill, which on average will double the value of education benefits for eligible veterans, will be launched on schedule next August and begin making payments to students and colleges next fall, just as Congress intended, says a senior Department of Veterans Affairs official.

Will the New GI Bill Face Delays?

Facing the challenge of implementing the new highly complex Post 9/11 GI Bill, the Department of Veterans Affairs sought the help of outside contractors. This raised the hackles of veterans groups, public employee unions, and Congress. They rallied forces to challenge the VAs decision.

Beyond the Hype of the New GI Bill

Most of us have heard politicians tell us how great this new GI Bill is. The truth is that the Post 9/11 GI Bill is a great benefit for many servicemembers who were not previously eligible for veteran's education benefits.

Guard and Reserve Get New GI Bill

Many Guard and Reserve servicemembers and veterans activated since Sept. 11, 2001 will soon see a new package of education benefits. This new Post 9/11 GI Bill boasts a comprehensive education benefits package and, best of all, it offers National Guardsmen and Reserves the same benefits as their active-duty counterparts.

New GI Bill Overview

Many post 9/11 veterans and servicemembers will soon see a new package of education benefits. This new Post 9/11 GI Bill, or so-called GI Bill for the 21st Century, boasts the most comprehensive education benefits package since the original GI Bill was signed into law in 1944.

20 Top FAQs for the New GI Bill

The following are the most frequently asked questions concerning the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The answers given, have been derived from interviews and VA documentation. However, many questions remain, and much is still to be determined.

Head-to-Head Comparison of GI Bills

The data presented here reflects current language found in the law and VA directives. As is normally the case with legislation, some details remain sketchy until the final details are worked out and made public. Some details remain sketchy and still need to be worked out and made public.

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