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Post-9/11 GI Bill: A Primer [Updated September 23, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "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 FY2022, the program is estimated to benefit over 600,000 individuals and expend almost $10 billion. For a description of the other veterans educational assistance programs, see CRS [Congressional Research Service] Report R42785, 'Veterans' Educational Assistance Programs and Benefits: A Primer.' The Post-9/11 Veterans' Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post-9/11 GI Bill)--enacted as Title V of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 (P.L. 110-252) on June 30, 2008--is the newest GI Bill and went into effect on August 1, 2009. There were four main drivers for the Post-9/11 GI Bill: (1) providing parity of benefits for reservists and members of the regular Armed Forces, (2) ensuring comprehensive educational benefits, (3) meeting military recruiting goals, and (4) improving military retention through transferability of benefits."

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CRS Report for Congress, R42755
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2021-09-23
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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