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There has been some negative coverage pertaining to the new Post-9/11 GI Bill 2.0. This article explains what the controversy is about and gives you tips for avoiding the challenges of this new GI Bill.
Where does this Post-9/11 GI Bill is the controversy come from?
- Benefits that were left out of the new bill that may have an affect on some of the students currently going to school on the GI Bill
- Confusion about what the Post-9/11 GI Bill does or does not contain
According to Tom Tarantino, author of New GI Bill 2.0: 400,000 Student Vets No Longer Left Behind, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) are working to amend the bill to include many of the benefits that were lost and are “fighting to remove the ‘payer of last resort’ provision that punishes student veterans for receiving academic scholarships, (and) are also working to restore summer and winter break living stipends.”
How to Minimize Post-9/11 GI Bill Challenges
The new Post-9/11 GI Bill will likely still have its challenges. If this is something you would rather avoid, follow this advice:
- Check out the traditional Montgomery GI Bill and see if it works better for you.
- Make sure you are eligible for whatever benefits you choose to pursue.
- Do your research. The more thorough you are, the more successful you will be in your educational pursuits.
Tarantino, Tom: New GI Bill 2.0: 400,000 Student Vets No Longer Left Behind