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Some of the Challenges Facing Student Veterans

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 […]

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Paychecks Reflecting 2018 Raise Going Out January 15th

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 […]

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Pentagon Plans Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability

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 […]

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VA Faces Challenges to Implement “Forever” GI Bill

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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Can Military Dependents be Forced to Repay Their Parents’ GI Bill

Debbie Gregory. While the Post-9/11 GI Bill offers a very generous post-service education benefit, a special provision 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. Transferring GI Bill benefits to a dependent can be […]

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