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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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  • Latest GI Bill fight could sideline a host of planned reforms

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    WASHINGTON — Plans for GI Bill reforms this year are all but dead after a high-profile, emotional fight among veterans advocates in recent days over proposed dramatic changes to the popular benefit. 

    The conflict comes after months of behind-the-scenes work testing the idea of charging future active-duty troops for an improved veterans education benefit, a proposal that proved more controversial when it became public sooner than supporters had anticipated.

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  • Latest GI Bill Fight Could Sideline a Host of Planned Reforms

    Type of content: News

    WASHINGTON — Plans for GI Bill reforms this year are all but dead after a high-profile, emotional fight among veterans advocates in recent days over proposed dramatic changes to the popular benefit. 

    The conflict comes after months of behind-the-scenes work testing the idea of charging future active-duty troops for an improved veterans education benefit, a proposal that proved more controversial when it became public sooner than supporters had anticipated.

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  • There's a Plan in Congress to Start Charging Troops For Their GI Bill Benefits

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    WASHINGTON — A congressional proposal to make service members buy into their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits surprised veterans groups on Tuesday, with advocates divided over whether it amounts to a long-term fix for the benefit or an unfair bill for veterans. 

    “This new tax on troops is absurd,” said Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander Brian Duffy in a statement. “Ensuring veterans are able to successfully transition back to civilian life after military service is a cost of war, and not a fee that Congress can just pass along to our troops.

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  • Advocates for Veterans Report Being Denied Student Loan Forgiveness for Their Public Service

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    In 2012, Washington lawyer Jamie Rudert was told that working for the Vietnam Veterans of America counted as public service. After ten years of qualifying work, his law school loans would be forgiven. Last year, the Department of Education changed its mind, and he learned the three years he put in at VVA wouldn’t count.

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  • Falling through the cracks: Military families say their special-needs children are especially vulnerable

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    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — When Navy Capt. Cassidy Norman was assigned executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, he and his wife, Michelle, were relieved. His career path was taking them back to Virginia Beach — where they’d lived before and knew to be a good fit for their severely disabled daughter.

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  • VA: GI Bill processing delays impacts 11,000 beneficiaries

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    Sommona Ada is a graduate student at the University of North Texas who’s been paying for school with the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits she earned after 11 years in the U.S. Air Force and reserves.   

    But Ada hasn’t been able to re-enroll in classes for the next eight-week term at the UNT Health Science Center because the Department of Veterans Affairs hasn’t paid her bill. Nor has she received her housing stipend since January, she said.   

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  • VA: GI Bill processing delays impacts 11,000 beneficiaries

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    Sommona Ada is a graduate student at the University of North Texas who’s been paying for school with the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits she earned after 11 years in the U.S. Air Force and reserves.   

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  • University of Memphis Plans Veterans Care Center on Campus

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Memphis is announcing plans for a new veterans care center on campus.

    In a news release Wednesday, the university said the outpatient Veterans Care Center will address the mental health needs of veterans, regardless of era, gender, discharge status or service connection.

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