GI Bill reforms on track for fall semester, VA officials say – By Leo Shane III (Military Times) / July 20 2021
Veterans Affairs officials expect to have 27 congressionally mandated reforms to GI Bill benefits in place by Aug. 1, but many of those changes may not be immediately visible to all students.
That’s because the bulk of the changes, included in the Johnny Isakson and Phil Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, deal with specific programs and eligibility requirements that individually don’t affect a large number of veterans.
When combined, however, these small changes amount to significant updates across the breadth of the benefit.
“These provisions greatly assist VA in providing benefits more efficiently and effectively … [including] improved oversight and accountability and expanded opportunities for service members, veterans and eligible family members,” said Charmain Bouge, executive director of the Veterans Benefits Administration’s Education Service.