A Message From the Department

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Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. If you are driving this holiday season please drive and be safe as you travel the roads.

Leon Proctor

Forever GI Bill Hearing

Dear Fellow Veterans and Colleagues,
We’ve already been telling you about what we’ve done so far to implement the Colmery Act/Forever GI Bill, but now it’s time for Congress to know. On Tuesday, December 12 at 2:00pm ET, Mr. Robert Worley II, Director of Education Service, will testify before the House Veterans Affairs Committee to discuss what we’ve done so far, and what we have ahead of us.
With your help in spreading the word on this legislation, we’ve been able to inform thousands of Veterans that they’re now able to:
  • Access their benefits when the time is right for them and their families;
  • Pursue their education at an accredited independent study program, technical school, and vocational institution using their benefits;
  • Get assistance if a school’s closing affects them; and
  • Plan to earn while they learn for years to come through a work-study program without worrying if Congress will renew it.
We will discuss these and other aspects of the legislation during the hearing, and answer your representatives’ questions. To watch, go to the House Veterans Affairs Committee website. You can also join the conversation as we live tweet the hearing by following us on Twitter at @VAVetBenefits.
As always, thank you for helping sharing this information with our Veteran community.
Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC 20420
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