Signing of the Forever GI Bill
Summary of the Forever GI Bill:
- It removes the time restriction to use the GI Bill for future eligible recipients and those who were discharged on or after January 1, 2013.
- Provides increase funding for Reservists, Guardsmen, dependents, and surviving spouses and dependents.
- Provides 100% eligibility to Post-9/11 Purple Heart recipients.
- Provides GI Bill eligibility to Reservists and Guardsmen who are currently being put on active duty and convalescent medical leave orders that do not currently accrue GI Bill eligibility.
- Provides an extra academic years’ worth of Post-9/11 benefits for over 3,300 veterans (per year) to help them finish a STEM degree.
- Create a pilot program that would pay for veterans to take certain high technology courses (coding boot camps, IT certifications, etc.) and provide living stipends.
- Make it easier and cheaper for veterans to use their GI Bill to take national test or licensing and credentialing tests.
- Restore eligibility for service members whose school closes in the middle of a semester (ex. ITT tech and Corinthian).
- Authorize funding for IT improvements to ensure that GI Bill claims are processed quickly and accurately.