ICYMI: #ExploreVA education and training Facebook chat

Recapping the June 8, 2016 ExploreVA digital event


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VA education and training benefits can help Veterans and their families cover costs of education, training, housing and related expenses through key programs such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, the Yellow Ribbon Program and more.

On June 8, VA partnered with Team Rubicon to answer questions on Facebook about VA’s education and training benefits. The chat addressed questions about eligibility, application deadlines, transfer of benefits to dependents, types of assistance, and much more.

Check out some of the questions and answers from the chat below.

Eligibility for education and training benefits varies depending on program and circumstance. For example, children and surviving spouses of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001 may be eligible for the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.

Image of June 8, 2016 ExploreVA digital event screen capture

It is possible to be eligible for two or more more education benefits, though certain conditions may apply.

 

Image of June 8, 2016 ExploreVA digital event screen capture

Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Servicemembers may be able to transfer benefits to a spouse or child.

Image of June 8, 2016 ExploreVA digital event screen captureSpouses of service disabled Veterans may be eligible for education benefits.

Image of June 8, 2016 ExploreVA digital event screen capture

Student Veterans can find out how much of their tuition and fees VA will pay for and which GI Bill® program might best fit their education or training goals by consulting a VA representative and by using tools like the GI Bill® Comparison Tool.

Image of June 8, 2016 ExploreVA digital event screen capture

Image of June 8, 2016 ExploreVA digital event screen capture

VA provided guidance on how long it takes to receive educational benefits, actions needed to ensure ongoing support and whether the benefits are taxable.

Image of June 8, 2016 ExploreVA digital event screen capture

Image of June 8, 2016 ExploreVA digital event screen capture

 

Thank you to Team Rubicon for hosting this Facebook Chat, and thank you to those who participated. Be sure to check out the ExploreVA Events page for information on future digital events.

You can learn more about VA education and training benefits by visiting the ExploreVA website, as well as on VA’s website under education and training.

To view the chat in its entirety, visit the Team Rubicon Facebook page.

Author

Gary Hicks

is the Director of VA’s Office of Digital Media Engagement. He is a former managing editor of a daily newspaper and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Gary’s wife is a senior master sergeant stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

Comments

  1. Jim M    

    About Facebook how many times has the Gov. warned about Facebook and security and now that is the only place a person can view anything or make a comment. Get real-I do not do Facebook-So out in the cold again. I’ve tried to make comments on VA Insurance (which everyone supposedly rated so high) and they close their comments. I have also tried to get Ins. through the VA since 2002 when I had to take out a private Ins. on myself through VFW. VA Ins. Your marks are not high with me. Good luck to everyone else–Welcome home warriors. diedinnam-68-69.

  2. Tom L. Carpenter    

    ok thanks for the info VA web page . now how do your qualify for the benefit? of Education grants or money? or Career Training ? Thank you for your support …..best to you in 2016 and the future

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