Category Archives: benefits

One vet’s GI Bill fight could win benefits for millions of other students

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Jim Rudisill’s five-year fight with the Department of Veterans Affairs over his GI Bill benefits may be coming to an end soon. And the result could benefit millions of veterans hoping for a few more months of payouts to finish their college degrees. Rudisill, 40, is the central figure in the ongoing federal court case […]

One vet’s GI Bill fight could win benefits for millions of other students

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Jim Rudisill’s five-year fight with the Department of Veterans Affairs over his GI Bill benefits may be coming to an end soon. And the result could benefit millions of veterans hoping for a few more months of payouts to finish their college degrees. Rudisill, 40, is the central figure in the ongoing federal court case […]

Benefits remain a top motivator for federal employment

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Most federal employees are satisfied with the benefits available to them, with retirement and health benefits at the highest importance, according to the most recent 2019 Federal Employee Benefits Survey results. “It’s an important reason why many of them sought federal employment, and it’s certainly a reason why they remain federal employees,” an Office of […]

Changes to VA benefits operations forced by coronavirus could outlast the pandemic

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In a surprising twist, the forced closure of hundreds of Veterans Affairs benefits offices because of the coronavirus outbreak may actually be helping officials reach more veterans. “(Since the closings) we’ve done tele-town halls for 12 states so far, and reached more than 350,000 veterans,” said VA Under Secretary for Benefits Paul Lawrence in an […]

GI Bill benefits to continue despite college coronavirus closings after emergency fix rushes through Congress

Emergency legislation to protect student veterans from losing their GI Bill benefits because of college closings related to the coronavirus outbreak is headed to the president’s desk for final signature after House lawmakers approved the measure Thursday. The passage came in a pro forma session of the chamber, with only a few lawmakers in attendance […]

Should GI Bill benefits be extended to civilian medical workers fighting coronavirus?

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White House officials are considering extending the military’s GI Bill benefits to front-line civilian health care workers responding to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a conservative radio host with ties to the administration. In an op-ed in the Washington Post Wednesday evening, political analyst Hugh Hewitt said extending veterans education benefits to hospital staffers and […]