NEW: The Veterans Affairs Department said on Friday that it’s moving ahead with implementing the bipartisan expansion of GI Bill educational benefits that President Donald Trump signed into law earlier this year. The VA said that many of the law’s highest-profile provisions – like the removal of the 15-year limit on when recipients must use their GI Bill benefits – have already taken effect and don’t require any action from student veterans.
The VA is still working on the law’s restoration of GI Bill education benefits for veterans affected by the collapse of Corinthian Colleges and ITT Tech. The legislation allows student veterans who were displaced by discontinued or shuttered programs between Jan. 1, 2015, and Aug. 16, 2017, to have their benefits fully restored. “To apply for restoration, we will develop a web page with instructions, information, and a form to complete and return,” Curtis L. Coy, deputy undersecretary of Veterans Affairs for economic opportunity, wrote in an email to veterans. “I will update you when this page is available, and we’ll post an announcement on our main GI Bill page and social media sites.”
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