Senator Tom Carper of Delaware and Wilmington University President Jack Varsalona are spreading the word about improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Under the bill individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11th, 2001, or who have been discharged with a service-related disability after 30 days, may qualify for financial support toward their education and housing.
The Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act establishes a national standard to determine tuition reimbursements, instead of a patchwork system that varies state-by-state. Members of the National Guard who’ve responded to emergencies are also now eligible. Also, veterans pursuing options besides a college degree such as on-the-job training, apprenticeships and flight school, are now eligible.
“Today, more than 537,000 students have received over $11.5-billion in GI Bill benefits to help them take charge of their future,” Carper said. “The new legislation will further enhance this important benefit.”
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