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In New Bill, GI Benefits Would Not Expire



by Natalie Gross

Future military veterans will no longer have to worry about an expiration date on their education benefits if newly proposed legislation in the House of Representatives makes its way to the president’s desk.

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017 would make several changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, including an expansion of benefits for reservists, Purple Heart recipients, and surviving dependents, as well as the elimination of a requirement that veterans use their education benefits within 15 years of active-duty service.

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