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.
MyVA Communities provides online tools for veterans in partnership with the VA.
(JVSGs). A new study from Mathematica Policy Research sheds light on the characteristics of veterans who visit AJCs, the assistance they receive, and how AJCs ensure veterans are given priority of service. The findings are based on data from 28 sites across the country, randomly selected for Mathematica's WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation. The study also includes an in-depth analysis of job services provided to veterans in Pennsylvania and Texas.
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...
As a part of Suicide Prevention Month, the VA would like people to join their community of support the "Veteran's Crisis Line." This site provides information and resources for Veteran's/active military and their families about suicide prevention, including crisis line options for calling, texting, or chatting over the computer.
The Veterans ReEmployment Portal is an online tool that can assist veterans with their employment needs. The site includes information about Military skills crosswalks, information about school and training, as well as transition resources. Veterans can also find information related o Unemployment Benefits, job search assistance, and other federal benefits. Please click “View Page Now” on the right side of the page to visit the Veterans ReEmployment Portal website. We also encourage you to provide Feedback for if this Link was useful to you.
The Career One Stop Business Center provides resources for businesses looking to hire a veteran. Businesses can post job openings to state job banks, get in touch with their local American Job Center, and translate the civilian skills the business needs to the various military skills veterans already have, as well as find information about tax incentives. Please click “View Page Now” on the right side of the page to visit the Career One Stop Business Center Veterans website. We also encourage you to provide Feedback for if this Link was useful to you.
My Next Move for Veterans provides a simple and quick search engine where veterans can enter their prior military experience (branch of service and military occupation code or title) and link to the information they need to explore information on civilian careers and related training, including information they can use to write resumes that highlight related civilian skills. In addition, My Next Move for Veterans contains a link to an online assessment, the O*NET Interest Profiler, which provides results comparable to the Strong Interest Inventory being used in the new Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Please click “View Page Now” on the right side of the page to visit the Veterans ReEmployment Portal website. We also encourage you to provide Feedback for if this Link was useful to you.