VA education and training benefits can help Veterans and their families cover costs of education, training, housing and related expenses through key programs such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, the Yellow Ribbon Program and more.
On June 8, VA partnered with Team Rubicon to answer questions on Facebook about VA’s education and training benefits. The chat addressed questions about eligibility, application deadlines, transfer of benefits to dependents, types of assistance, and much more.
Check out some of the questions and answers from the chat below.
Eligibility for education and training benefits varies depending on program and circumstance. For example, children and surviving spouses of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001 may be eligible for the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.
It is possible to be eligible for two or more more education benefits, though certain conditions may apply.
Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Servicemembers may be able to transfer benefits to a spouse or child.
Spouses of service disabled Veterans may be eligible for education benefits.
Student Veterans can find out how much of their tuition and fees VA will pay for and which GI Bill® program might best fit their education or training goals by consulting a VA representative and by using tools like the GI Bill® Comparison Tool.
VA provided guidance on how long it takes to receive educational benefits, actions needed to ensure ongoing support and whether the benefits are taxable.
Thank you to Team Rubicon for hosting this Facebook Chat, and thank you to those who participated. Be sure to check out the ExploreVA Events page for information on future digital events.
You can learn more about VA education and training benefits by visiting the ExploreVA website, as well as on VA’s website under education and training.
To view the chat in its entirety, visit the Team Rubicon Facebook page.