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Important GI Bill Update – Congress Passes New Legislation Due to COVID-19

Over the past two weeks, VA has worked with Congress to preserve GI Bill benefits for impacted students during this difficult time. The Senate and House passed S.3503 and the bill will be headed to POTUS to sign, 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 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 January 1, 2021, or until the school resumes normal operations of resident training. VA is working to immediately implement the new changes to address current and future school terms to ensure students continue to receive their education benefits.

There is no action required from a GI Bill student.

Please continue to check the OMVA homepage as well as our Facebook page @EKUOMVA for any updated information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact OMVA at 859-622-2345 or EKUVeteransAffairs@eku.edu.


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