Legislation

The Price of Not Knowing What the Post 9/11 GI Bill Does Not Pay

I want to use this story as a case study on how to prevent other veteran students from getting stuck with a giant tuition bill while using the Post 9/11 GI Bill. In the story, Oller said that he “assumed the GI Bill covered all fees at any state school” and only found out it …

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The Veterans Back to School Act – Would It Help You?

On May 28th, Senator Richard Bluemnthal (D-Connecticut) introduced his Veterans Back to School Act. Right now, as you know, the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB-AD) has a shelf life; the benefits are only good for 10 years from the veteran’s last date of discharge. Sen Blumenthal’s Act would remove the delimitation date and instead give …

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Veteran Television Programming Gains Momentum

  An effort to create a cable television channel dedicated exclusively to veterans programming is gaining momentum in the Illinois Legislature. Both the House and Senate have passed a resolution urging the Cable Television and Communications Association of Illinois to look into the possibility of dedicating an unused cable channel to veterans programming. Illinois state …

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Obama Signs New Law Regarding Veterans’ Jobs

  If you’re ready to take the next step and enter the civilian job market, it may have just become a little easier. On November 21, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law new veterans employment measures designed to get unemployed vets back to work and help recently separated military members make a successful transition …

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Tax Credits Provide Job Opportunities for Veterans

  On Nov. 7, 2011, President Barack Obama announced executive orders to give tax credits to employers who hire post-9/11 veterans and wounded warriors, as well as enhanced career counseling and related services for veterans. The new Returning Heroes Tax Credit will provide companies up to $5,600 in credits for each unemployed veteran they hire. …

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