WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, (D-OH) today announced that veterans can begin to apply for Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits through a new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Web site as early as Friday, May 1.
“I urge veterans in Ohio and across the country to apply for these education benefits as soon as possible,” Brown said. “The GI bill honors our government’s commitment to our veterans. It invests in the future of our service men and women and honors their service with higher education benefits.”
Veterans can access the VA website http://www.gibill.va.gov/. This fall will mark the first academic year for which the new benefits will be available to veterans. The VA estimates more than 450,000 service men and women will enroll this summer.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill enables eligible service men and women to enroll the higher education system by offering benefits to cover costs of tuition, housing, and supplies. More information about eligibility for Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits can be found on the VA Web site.
Brown is a member of the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Last year, he introduced legislation that would protect the academic status of service members during their deployment. More information on the new GI bill and Brown’s work to ensure our country’s service men and women have access to education and other critical benefits can be found on his website at www.brown.senate.gov.