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GI Bill also recognises registration of a foreign GI.
Officially known as the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944, the GI Bill was born from the realization that nearly 16 million American service members who served during World War II would become unemployed when the war ended, which could have caused a severe economic depression.
In addition to the veteran's designation bills, Rauner enacted HB 4954, providing that each year, the 4th of November be observed throughout the state as GI Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 1944 landmark legislation that provided benefits to World War II veterans.
The legislation combines 18 separate House bills, also providing full GI Bill eligibility to Purple Heart recipients.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., praised the bill as a major effort to modernize the GI Bill, better positioning veterans for jobs after their service in a technologically sophisticated U.S.
Some draft bills for the GI Bill were introduced to Congress in late April, including measures such as the Veterans Education Equity Act, which eliminates the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) so veterans can make their education decisions based on factors other than housing benefits, such as where they attend their classes.
To remain approved for VA's GI bill programs, schools must charge in-state tuition and fee amounts to "covered individuals." A "covered individual is defined as:
The comparison tool website was created under an executive order President Barack Obama signed two years ago to make sure GI Bill beneficiaries have the information they need to compare options and make the best choices about their education benefits.
The brief draws upon two nationally representative studies of postsecondary students, the 2007-08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08) and the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09), which were conducted prior to enactment of the new GI Bill. It uses these data about military personnel already enrolled in U.S.
This is referred to as 'Top Up.' TA pays first and the GI Bill picks up the difference," Hunter explained.