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New GI Bill: New & Forever

March 29, 2018

From the National Guard magazine website

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 makes several changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The revisions with the greatest effect on the National Guard include:

Guardmembers and Reservists mobilized under the mobilization authority 12304b now earn credit toward GI Bill benefits.

Benefits no longer have a 15-year expiration date for those who leave the military after January 1, 2013.

Mobilized Guardmembers and Reservists on medical hold now earn credit toward benefits.

+ Purple Heart recipients now receive the full benefit regardless of how much time they spend on active duty.

+ Mobilized Guardmembers and Reservists will earn 50 percent of the full benefit after 90 cumulative days of active-duty services beginning in August 202. Currently, it takes six months to earn 50 percent.

Continue reading to learn more about the other changes

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