VA Releases New GI Bill Comparison Tool to Help Vets Make Informed Education Decisions

Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are generally available to veterans who, since Sept 10, 2001, have served active duty for at least 90 days. Of course, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines eligibility for each individual.

Recently, a new online GI Bill Comparison Tool was made available to vets and their families. It can help those who qualify for these benefits determine which school best fits their needs.

Through this online tool, an individual can learn about the various training programs, colleges and universities that are VA-approved. Potential students can also learn how many students at a facility are receiving education benefits. It also makes it easier to calculate benefits.

It is just one resource made available as a result of President Obama’s Executive Order 13607, ensuring that “Principles of Excellence” for educational institutions are promoted and implemented for vets and their families seeking to further their education. Specifically, it ensures that anyone who qualifies for these benefits are able to make an informed decision.

Another resource recently added was a GI Bill online complaint system. The goal is to curb problems with educational facilities attempting to take advantage of potential students and educational benefits, as Stars and Stripes notes. For instance, students may report schools that make false or misleading claims about accreditation or school tuition.

Disability Benefits for Veterans

Some veterans qualify for more than educational benefits. If disabled, vets can apply for disability benefits from the VA. But some vets have difficulty receiving compensation. Sometimes working with the VA to recover disability benefits isn’t enough; it may necessitate seeking outside help from an attorney who is familiar with these types of cases.

If there are problems filing an initial application or getting a claim approved, don’t hesitate to seek legal advice. Call the Law Offices of Veterans Help Group at 855-855-8992 today.