The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 19.11.1976, Blaðsíða 3

The White Falcon - 19.11.1976, Blaðsíða 3
November 19, 1976 Page 3 GI Bill, VEA More benefits added before on ac- The President signed a new law on Oct. 15, 1976, that increased GI Bill educational benefits for those who serve before Dec. 31, 1976, and sets a deadline of Dec. 31, 1989 for com- plete use of benefits earned under the current GI Bill. The new law also establishes a new participatory Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance program (VEA) to begin for those recruited after Dec. 31 of this year. Servicemen and women now on active duty are still covered and will con- tinue to accrue the familiar GI Bill benefits as before. In fact, anyone recruited before Jan. 1, 1977, will be able to earn full benefits, and that includes those enlisted in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) Dec. 31, 1976 but not coming tive duty until 1977. The bill increases benefits in two ways for those currently on active duty, those released within the last 10 years, and those recruited before Dec. 31. First, it would extend max- imum benefits from the current 36 months to 45 months, in effect offer- ing five academic years of education. Second, it would increase the govern- ment's monthly payment to GI Bill students by eight per cent. (See table for amounts.) One example of the increase is that a veteran with a wife and two children using all 45 months of full benefits would receive a total of $18,900. While phasing out the Vietnam era GI Bill, the new law also establishes its successor—the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Act (VEA). VEA is a new approach to veterans educational assistance by which the service member contributes to his own future education by allot- ing between $50 and $75 each month, with the government matching the amount 2 for 1. For example, the member's $50 will be matched with the government's $100 for a total of $150 per month of education. Except in certain emergencies, a member who decides to participate in this new VEA program must agree to contribute for 12-month increments. VEA assistance will be provided for the same number of months as the mem- ber contributed up to a maximum of 36 months. A member who decides not to use his VEA benefits after contribut- ing will receive his share of the money back at the end of his enlist- ment or, if he has already been re- leased,' within 60 days of notifying the Veterans Administration. -. The Secretary of Defense now has the additional authority, at his dis- cretion, to contribute to the VEA fund of any participant to encourage the person to enter or remain in the Armed Forces—a feature clearly ad- dressed to attracting and retaining qualified men and women. The new bill also terminates the Predischarge Educational Program (PREP) effective Nov. 1, 1976. No one now on active duty can be en- rolled or reenrolled in PREP after that date. The Department of Defense is looking into ways to extend in- service high school completion prog- rams to cover most of those who would have used PREP. Future members of the Armed Forces participating in the VEA will be able to use PREP but only during the last six months of their first enlistment. The VEA program will be funded for the first five years by the Veterans Administration. After that time, VEA will be reviewed by the President for his recommendation to make it perma- nent. Upon favorable recommendation by the President and unless vetoed by one house of Congress, VEA will be- come permanent, but will be part of the defense budget. Veterans Administration and de- fense officials are working on di- rectives and regulations now" to im- plement the new law. They expect to have full particulars before the new Veterans' Educational Assistance program gets underway In 1977. VEA is a smaller post-Vietnam edu- cational program. For Vietnam era veterans—those currently on active duty, those released in the last few years, or those who are recruited before Dec. 31, 1976~the GI Bill in- crease in monthly payments and the extension of eligibility to 45 months or five full academic years are the important features. Column I Type of program Column II No dependents Column III One dependent Column IV Two dependents Column V More than two dependents The amount in column IV, plus the following for each dependent in excess of two: Institutional: Full time $292 $347 $396 $24 Three-quarter time 219 260 297 18 Half time 146 174 198 12 Cooperative 235 276 313 18 Historical highlights * World War II GI Bill With minor exceptions, this pro- gram ended July 25, 1956. Educational benefits consisted of payments by the government on behalf of a veteran pur- suing a course of education or train- ing.for books, tuition and customary fees not to exceed $500 for an ordi- ary school year. In addition, a sub- sistence allowance was paid directly to the veteran. The period of en- titlement was determined by length of service, with a maximum of four years. *Korean War GI Bill This program started June 27, 1950, and ended Jan. 31, 1955 except for those on active duty whose end date was postponed until date of the per- son's first discharge or release from active duty. In any event, payment based on Korean Conflict service ter- minated Jan. 31. 1955. Unlike the WW II program, the government limited the benefit to a stipend paid directly to the veteran, with the veteran paying for tuition, books and subsistence. *Cold War GI Bill This was the Veteran's Readjust- ment Benefits Act of 1966 (Public Lav? 89-358) that accorded one and one-half montns of educational benefits for ev- ery month served for a total of 36 months. Again, the government paid the veteran a stipend and the veteran paid for tuition, books and subsis- tence. As a general rule, an educational allowance may not be paid beyond a date 10 years after a veteran's last discharge or release from active duty after Jan. 31, 1955. *Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 Public Law 93-508—modified the Cold War GI Bill by increasing stipend rates and adding nine more month's eligibility (total of 45 months) for those in a program leading to a stan- dard undergraduate degree. It provid- ed coverage for the Farm Cooperative Program and permitted full time ap- prenticeship and on-the-job training. Finally, it established PREP, high school completion and remedial train- ing to prepare personnel on active duty with academic deficiencies to use their GI Bill. 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