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  • 5 Things for Veterans to Know About Expanded GI Benefits

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    Lawmakers this month sent an expanded GI educational benefits bill, known as the "Forever GI Bill" to President Donald Trump's desk to sign.

    The Forever GI Bill, which passed the U.S. Senate unanimously, is estimated to cost more than $3 billion over 10 years.

    "It restores benefits to veterans who were impacted by school closures since 2015 and has special benefits for our reservists, surviving dependents and Purple Heart recipients," said Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin in a statement.

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  • Virginia creates legal guide for service members, veterans

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    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s attorney general has created a new resource guide with information on things like taxes and education for military service members and veterans.

    The Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide created by Attorney General Mark Herring’s office is aimed at helping military families and veterans learn about the rights, resources and legal protections they’re provided because of their service.

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  • Advocates Push Senators to Pass GI Bill Expansion Before Summer Recess

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    WASHINGTON — House lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a massive expansion to GI Bill benefits last week. Now supporters are wondering if Senate officials will be able to do the same.

    Advocates for the plan on Monday lobbied upper chamber leaders not to derail the popular legislation with “political grandstanding,” saying finalizing the sweeping reforms should be an easy task before senators break for the summer.

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  • Plan to overhaul GI Bill moves through House, on to Senate

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    Major reforms to veterans’ education benefits are one step closer to becoming law after the House of Representatives unanimously voted in favor of the legislation Monday.

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  • Lawmakers reach initial deal to expand GI education bill

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    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boosting money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve.

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  • NC releases new benefits guide for veterans, active military

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Veterans and active military in North Carolina will have access to a new benefits guide launching this Independence Day weekend.

    The North Carolina Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs produced a resource guide with details about programs available to those who served and their families.

    The 140 page booklet has sections on employment, healthcare, education, disability benefits, and much more.

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  • Would GI Bill changes affect military recruitment

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    Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefits may have little impact on military recruitment and retention, a new study suggests. 

    That’s because many new recruits and service members don’t have a good grasp on how they work, according to a RAND Corporation report evaluating military education benefits. 

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  • City moves forward to establish a 'one-stop shop' Veterans Resource Center

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    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The city of Austin is moving forward with the establishment of a Veterans Resource Center. Think of it as a one-stop shop where service providers will have representatives to help veterans and their families.

    Jackson Stewart is transitioning out of the military after serving for more than a decade.

    “My journey I guess started, you know, 10-and-a-half years ago when I was 17 and joined the Marine Corps,” he said.

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  • Post-9/11 GI Bill education guide

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    What is the Post-9/11 GI Bill? 
      
    The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a generous education benefit for the latest generation of service members and veterans. It includes payment of tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance and a stipend for textbooks and supplies. 
      

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  • Tuition assistance education guide

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    What is tuition assistance? 
      
    Tuition assistance, informally called TA, is a federal benefit that covers the cost of tuition, up to particular limits, for active-duty service members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, as well as some National Guardsmen and reservists. 
      
    The funds are paid directly to schools by the service branches. 
      
    Are there limits or specific requirements? 
      

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