‘Forever’ GI Bill passes for future veterans

Recipients of the post-9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33, currently have a 15-year time frame in which to use their benefits.

Legislation to eliminate the current limit on using those benefits, and to improve the overall benefit for veterans discharged after Jan. 1, 2013, was signed into law by the president on Aug. 16.

While the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-48) also known as the Forever GI Bill, removes the time eligibility restriction for service members and veterans discharged after Jan. 1, 2013, the 15-year time restriction still applies to veterans separated from military service before 2013.

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