The Post-9/11 GI Bill has proven enormously popular with veterans who served after 9/11. It has doubled the amount of money offered to veterans for education benefits. Participants received an average of $13,871 in fiscal 2011, compared to $7,483 the same year for vets who served prior to 9/11 under the Montgomery GI Bill.
More than half a million vets received benefits in 2011 at a cost to taxpayers of $7.7 billion. The Department of Veterans Affairs, though, is having some trouble keeping up with claims and has a history of delivering late payments to some institutions.
Our infographic has more on who’s taking advantage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and what it will pay for. Check it out, then educate yourself further through “What Do Others Say?” Add your thoughts to the discussion below. Is the Post-9/11 GI Bill a good recruitment tool? Is it a good deal for the country?