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Cuts to Veterans’ Tuition Assistance

 

Beginning August 1, 2011, a new G.I. Bill which will extend coverage to National Guardsmen deployed within the U.S. after September 11, 2001 as well as establish new benefits for vocational training.  However, this same Bill will reduce some Veterans’ tuition assistance by up to $10,000 a year and cut cost of living stipends during winter and summer breaks, resulting in significantly higher out-of-pocket costs for Veterans.  The Bill is part of an effort by lawmakers to cut the national budget, showing that even Veterans are not exempt from the budget cuts.  Although Veterans note that they “write a blank check when they’re service members,” they are finding that “lawmakers are hardly prepared to write a blank check in return.” 

For more information, please visit: http://www.frumforum.com/new-gi-bill-chops-student-vet-benefits

To learn about what benefits may be available to you as a veteran, visit: www.vetlawyers.com

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