Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post-9/11 GI Bill): Primer and Issues [September 21, 2012] [open pdf - 425KB]
"This report provides a detailed description of the Post-9/11 GI Bill [veterans educational assistance program] and related issues. The first section describes the participant eligibility criteria. The second section indicates a participant's entitlement to benefits and the period during which the benefits must be used. The third section describes the eligible programs of education. The subsequent section explains the eligible benefit payments. This is followed by descriptions of the two Post-9/11 GI Bill provisions for dependents�"�the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship Program and the transferability option. The final sections illustrate key links to other programs administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), present data on obligations and participation, and portray key issues that may be addressed by Congress."
CRS Report for Congress, R42755