House Passes GI Bill Reform

House Passes GI Bill Reform

The House unanimously passed (405-0) major reform of the Post 9/11 GI Bill program (H.R.3218) this week. Major provisions of the bill include:

• Eliminating the 15 year time limit for using education benefits,

• Abolishing exemption for GI Bill credit for Reserve Component members called to active duty  under specified circumstances,

• Providing beneficiaries will not have to pay back tuition paid to attend schools that close or lose accreditation, and

• Awarding benefits to Purple Heart recipients without them being required to serve 36 months of active duty.

The bill now goes to the Senate for further consideration.  Members can use the FRA Action Center to support these improvements.

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