Post 9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33 benefits) is an education benefit program specifically for military members who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Depending on an individual's situation, provisions of the program may include coverage of tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance, a books and supplies stipend, Yellow Ribbon payments, college fund, rural benefit payments and transferability to eligible immediate Family members (Spouse and Children).
In 2017 the President signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” which will bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits. The law will allow more Veterans to use the GI Bill and more time to use it.
This site will be updated as the changes become effective. Learn more on the upcoming changes at:
Assistance for Post-9/11 GI Bill students impacted by Colmery Act MHA changes
On December 1, 2019, VA implemented new Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) rules to pay housing benefits to Post-9/11 GI Bill students in accordance with the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act. Some students may see a decrease in their MHA payments because of these changes and may apply for one-time financial assistance from VA to aid in their transition and financial planning to a lower MHA.
When relief is granted under these circumstances:
VA will pay the difference between the previous MHA payment, and the new MHA payment
It will only be applicable for the student’s first affected term.
Students impacted by Colmery Act MHA changes can apply in three ways:
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2021 - The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a new COVID-19 Refund Modification option to assist Veterans who require a significant reduction in their monthly mortgage payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Falls Church, VA, July 23, 2021 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has directed Philips Respironics to recall millions of sleep and respiratory devices following concerns that foam in the devices, which is used to reduce sound and vibration, may break into particles and enter the air hose of the device and be inhaled by the user. In response, the Military Health System (MHS) has notified all TRICARE-authorized durable medical equipment providers of the recall. And it’s asking prescribing physicians to help notify patients of the recall and determine if they were issued a medical device on the Philips recall list.