By Debbie Gregory. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is often praised for the education benefits given to those who have served. But just as important, the VA strives to help servicemembers, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses obtain veteran home loans so that they may become homeowners. An Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan (IRRRL), often […]
Entries for the ‘GI Bill’ Category
By Debbie Gregory. Military veteran benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill, the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and now the Forever GI Bill, have enabled education for veterans by paying for expenses such as tuition, textbooks, and housing. With those obstacles out of the way, there are still some challenges for veterans that are transitioning from […]
By Debbie Gregory. The first paychecks for servicemembers reflecting the 2.4 percent pay raise will be going out on January 15th. The raise is part of the National Defense Authorization Act. This was only the second time since 2010 that the pay raise has topped 2 percent. It was 2.1 percent last January. The increase […]
By Debbie Gregory. While most people know that the GI Bill is administered and paid for through the Department of Veterans Affairs, what most people probably don’t know is that the Defense Department controls the transferability of the benefit. And the DoD is planning some changes to that transferability. The transferability option under the Post-9/11 […]
By Debbie Gregory. The Department of Veterans Affairs has said it is facing problems implementing some parts of the Harry J Colmery GI Bill, better known as the “Forever GI Bill”. Recently separated veterans may be getting inaccurate information about their education benefits in the mail, potentially causing “mass confusion” among veterans about their eligibility […]
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