From the Document: "The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a popular educational assistance program designed for servicemembers and veterans and their family members. In FY2021, almost 725,000 individuals are anticipated to receive average benefits of $16,230 each. Since enactment of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008, the eligibility of National Guard and Reserve (G&R) members has been the subject of ongoing debate that has produced several amendments that expand their eligibility. This In Focus provides background on G&R eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and describes questions for Congress to consider as G&R eligibility continues to be at issue."
CRS In Focus, IF11849
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/