Purple Heart Vets Could Get BenefitsApril 13, 2017 | :
by Lena Wallace
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVEC) — A new bill could grant Purple Heart recipients full Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, along with Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the bill.
Under the bill, Purple Heart recipients would be eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is an optional program for universities to provide additional funding to veterans if their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits do not fully cover education costs.