‘new education benefits for wounded warriors’

White House: …. in the last days of the Session, both the House and the Senate passed a Bill, S. 3447, that significantly enhanced and changed the Post 9/11 GI Bill and other educational benefits…. This Bill made a lot of important changes to these programs specifically for wounded warriors and disabled veterans….

Vocational Rehabilitation Program Stipend. …. a disabled veteran receiving the housing stipend under the Vocational Rehabilitation  Program …. can now opt to receive the more generous amount under the Post 9/11 GI Bill …. this will be hundreds of dollars more per month for tens of thousands of eligible beneficiaries.

Vocational School Training and Apprenticeships Now Covered. The Post 9/11 GI Bill can now be used at many more vocational schools, apprenticeships, and on-the-job-training programs, which means that you can use it to enter into almost any field that you want.

Housing Allowance for Online Learners. A housing allowance is now available for exclusively online learners, so even while you are recuperating and cannot attend class in person on a campus, you can start your education online and receive the housing support allowance you need.

Book Allowance for Active Duty. If you are still on active duty, and want to start your education, you can now receive the $1,000/year book stipend that was previously not available for active duty personnel.

Prep Courses and Test Fees Now Covered. If you have not yet applied for schools, and want to bring your SAT/ACT scores up, the Post 9/11 GI Bill can now be used to fund prep courses and the test fees themselves so you can be more competitive when you apply.

Time for Eligibility Tolled During Recovery and for Caretakers. The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30), which has a 10-year expiration date, has been extended for wounded, injured, and ill veterans and their caretakers for the length of their recovery time…

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5 Responses to “‘new education benefits for wounded warriors’”

  1. January 3, 2011 at 11:52 am

    This will give a boost to higher and vocational education, too. During the higher education boom during the post-WWII GI bill period, the earnest studying of the GIs influenced the dedication of younger students who had the GIs as examples. Not to mention the grading curve the GIs raised! I remembered, in my own case, when I joined the cadre of mature, returning students as a freshman in the early sixties, that the kids would check out what they called the “gray-head problem” in certain classes and actually dropped out if they saw those gray heads pulling up the curve. Vocational schools will certainly get an added boost.

    These things will certainly help the economy, thanks to President Obama.

  2. 2 gobrooklyn
    January 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm


  3. 3 cat48
    January 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    These are great program improvements for GI’s. The president wants to educate everyone to give them the best chance.

    In other Good News, Gallup Daily puts the prez at 50% today!!!! Over 6 months since it was this high. Watch out investigating GOP! That’s just job approval; personal approval is around 10 points higher. The “American people” like their president! Tread lightly Issa!

  4. January 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    What great news that will be totally ignored by the media. It really makes me sad.

  5. 5 Jessica
    January 3, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I’m planning on joining the Air Force and I love what Obama is doing for Veterans, the wounded, and family of active duty. This is real good news.

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