Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill being made
By Kayla Prather, 932nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 22, 2019
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --
There has recently been a Post-9/11 GI Bill policy change.
They will be implemented January 12, 2020 instead of 2019 as originally planned.
It is now stated that if a servicemember has more than 16 years of service after January 12, 2020, he or she will may not be able to transfer the GI Bill benefits.
There is a requirement that a servicemember has at least six years of service to apply to transfer benefits, this is not a change in the current policy.
Wounded Warrior Purple Heart recipients are allowed to transfer unused Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to their dependents, no matter the number of years they have served.
Tech Sgt. Adonna Hudson, 932nd Airlift Wing education and training manager, shared her views on these new changes being made. She stated what stands out to her about this bill is that it is an education benefit for military members and families to have their education paid for with little to no cost.
Hudson shared how she thinks this is going to reform the organization as a whole.
“[This will] hopefully persuade more civilians to join,” said Hudson. “Knowing they can obtain these benefits.”
When speaking about suggestions on how to use the bill and the benefits of it, Hudson said to wait until you have 100 percent or close to it so you can utilize all of your benefits to the max.
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