Due to the unprecedented events with COVID-19, the Senate and House passed S.3503, which will give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. The new law allows for the VA to continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to online training. Also, students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that they received for resident training until December 21, 2021. Originally, these special COVID-19 laws were in effect from March 1 to December 21, 2020. However, in the fall of 2020, PL 116-154 extended special COVID-19 rules until December 21, 2021.
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The Office of the Registrar can help you apply for Veteran’s Benefits, complete certifications and answer questions related to benefits. You may review general benefits information and requirements below. For more information regarding benefits please visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website at: http://www.va.gov/
The Texas Veterans Portal provides resources for veterans, their families, and their survivors in one location so that you can find assistance, services, organizations and benefits that you need. For more information go to: http://veterans.portal.texas.gov/
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Important Links and Information
Montgomery GI Bill - Chapter 30 - Active Duty
Montgomery GI Bill - Chapter 1606 - Selected Reserve
Post 9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33
Hazlewood Legacy Program
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program - Chapter 31
Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) - Chapter 35
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607
This page was last modified on February 26, 2021