ABSTRACT

Post-9/11 GI Bill: A Primer [Updated December 10, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers several educational assistance programs, most notably the GI Bills, that provide funds to or on behalf of veterans and servicemembers and their family members to facilitate their enrollment in and pursuit of approved programs of education. The Post-9/11 GI Bill has represented more than 70% of total GI Bill participation and more than 80% of spending in each year since FY2013. In FY2021, the program is estimated to benefit over 700,000 individuals and expend almost $12 billion. [...] This report provides a detailed description of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The first section describes 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. The final sections illustrate key links to other programs administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and current data on obligations and participation."

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CRS Report for Congress, R42755
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2020-12-10
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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