PROTECTING VETERANS GI BILL BENEFITS DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Last month the President signed S.3503 into law, authorizing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain approved educational programs that move to an online format as a result of emergencies and health-related situations in the same manner as programs offered on ground. Under the new law, Veterans and eligible recipients of funding from the Veterans Administration can continue receiving monthly housing stipends and other VA education benefits under Chapters 30,31,32 and 35 between March 1, 2020 and December 21, 2020.