Dept. of Veterans Affairs

New Legislation Introduced Aimed at Getting Veterans Back to Work

On July 2nd, U.S. Senators Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) teamed up to introduce bipartisan legislation called the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act  that would improve and increase the availability of apprenticeships and on-the-job training programs for veterans using the GI Bill.  This legislation is a companion to the House of Representatives …

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The Montgomery GI Bill – One Name, Two Drastically Different GI Bills

With two GI Bills named the same, it is hard to discern which one somebody is talking about without getting more information. The two GI Bills, both commonly referred to as THE Montgomery GI Bill, are actually two separate GI Bills: the Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD) and the Montgomery GI Bill – …

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When It Comes to Using Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits, Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Every day, I get emails from frustrated veterans trying to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill. If you have been using your veteran education benefits for any time at all, then you know that it can take the VA eight to ten weeks to deposit your first monthly housing allowance payment into your account or …

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Is a Bachelor’s Degree the New High School Diploma?

Is the college degree becoming the new high school diploma – the new minimum requirement for getting even the lowest-level job? In this buyer’s job market for employers, the trend seems to be heading that way, at least in some industries. “When you get 800 resumes for every job ad, you need to weed them …

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