As veterans start the new academic year, the leader of The American Legion said he is happy to see that they will be able to enjoy the benefits of the new GI Bill.
“August 1st was a proud day for us,” said David K. Rehbein, national commander of the nation’s largest veterans service organization. “The educational benefits in the Post -9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act took effect -benefits that The American Legion worked hard to bring about.”
The new GI Bill does not replace existing education programs for veterans, but augments them. Depending upon individual needs and eligibilities, benefits of the older Montgomery GI Bill, the Montgomery GI Bill/Selected Reserve, and the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) are still available as well.
The American Legion explains veterans educational benefits in great detail at www.mygibill.org.