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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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This question I get asked a lot when talking to veterans thinking about going to school on the Post 9/11 GI Bill. And it is a great question because it does vary considerably depending on several factors, such things as: Tier Level Resident vs. Non-Resident Status Yellow Ribbon Program

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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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Whenever discussing Chapter 33 – the Post 9/11 GI Bill, one topic that is sure to come up is the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA). The book stipend and tuition payments are pretty straightforward, but the MHA confuses people. In particular, I want to address three commonly asked questions.

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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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