Trump Signs Bill to Protect Military GI Bill Benefits During Coronavirus Closures

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVY) β€” President Trump signed a bill on Saturday to safeguard GI Bill benefits for veterans and their beneficiaries attending college during the coronavirus closures.

GI Bill benefits allow eligible veterans, spouses, and dependants to receive a monthly housing stipend while attending approved classes. For many, that is the primary source of income which is used to pay rent, mortgage, and other additional living expenses.

Those that attend in-person classes receive a pro-rated monthly stipend based on where they reside and attend school. The online students receive a stipend as well, but in most cases, it’s less than half the pro-rated amount that full-time students receive.

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