Last week (Veterans Day), we launched our most recent version of the GI Bill Comparison Tool. We encourage you to take a look and test drive it (https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool/). By enhancing this tool, we hope to further empower Veterans by arming them with the information they need to navigate the volume of choices. In addition to a new look and feel, this newest update enhances several features and provides some new information. Enhancements include a better search and print functionality, mobile/tablet compatibility, a new look to the benefits calculator, and a new school profile page. Another upgrade is the use of Caution Flags – right now we include the schools identified by Department of Education under their Heightened Cash Monitoring program, schools that the Department of Defense has placed on probation, and schools on accreditation probation. We are working on expanding cautionary information to report other issues that might help a Veteran evaluate a particular school. To see this new feature in action, review the “Caution Flag” section on the tool. A new feature is displaying some Veteran-specific Post-9/11 GI Bill outcome measures, with more coming in the future. Newly added measures include: Retention Rate – measures full and part-time Post-9/11 GI Bill Student Veterans’ attendance at the same institution from the first to the second year. Graduation Rate (2-year IHLs) – measures full and part-time Post-9/11 GI Bill Student Veterans’ graduation As always, we make all the data behind the GI Bill Comparison Tool publically available in easy to digest dashboards. Just click on “Download Data on All Schools” at the bottom of the tool to learn more. We want GI Bill Veterans and dependents to feel they have made the best possible decision in choosing the right school.
As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today. Attached is our ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information. The national unemployment rate decreased from 5.3% to 5.1% and the Veteran unemployment numbers decreased from 4.7% to 4.2%. Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment.
VA resource page for Veterans with links to Va resources on many topics, including: - Education and Training - Employment Services - Health Care - Disability Compensation - Home Loans and Housing-Related Assistance - And more...
These are posters provided by the VA and DoD to encourage veterans to sign up for eBenefits. We encourage you to print these and make them available in your American Job Center.
This is a link to a VA Letter and Fact sheet on the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other VA Education Benefits that practitioners working with veterans may find helpful.
This is an informational poster on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) eClaims process utilizing eBenefits. This document could be useful for workforce professionals working with veterans to provide them information about how to access VA programs and benefits.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched an online complaint system designed to collect feedback from veterans, service members, and their families who experience problems with schools when using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
The Employment and Training Administration's Office of Apprenticeship has developed a site dedicated to giving Veterans the information they need about Apprenticeship careers.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would like to encourage all Veterans to register for eBenefits, so they can access all the benefits they have earned.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created a flyer for Veterans to submit their VA claim electronically. Please distribute and provide to Veterans as appropriate.
The eBenefits website was created in 2009 to give Veterans secure online access to their VA benefits. There are already over 2.8 million registered veterans who have created accounts. With an eBenefits account, a veteran can: Obtain a copy of your DD2-14 Obtain in-depth VA benefit information. Please click “View Page Now” on the right side of the page to visit the VA’s eBenefits website. We also encourage you to provide Feedback for if this Link was useful to you.
The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, provides seamless transition for Servicemembers, expands education and training opportunities for Veterans, and provides tax credits for employers who hire Veterans with service-connected disabilities. Please click on "View Page Now" to visit the VOW to Hire Heroes Act website.
Changes to the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post-9/11 GI Bill)