Student Veterans will continue to receive GI Bill benefits despite the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to Bill S. 3503, which President Trump signed into law on Saturday, March 21st.
The new law gives the VA temporary authority to continue GI Bill payments without interruption, despite any ‘national emergencies.’ This includes students forced into online courses due to the Coronavirus. These students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowances they received for resident training until December 21st, 2020, or until the school resumes in-person classes.
“I commend President Trump and Congress for their work on this important law,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “It will give Veteran students certainty as they continue their education.”
GI Bill students are not required to take any action and their benefits will continue automatically. Students will be updated via email and social media.
Students with questions can contact the Education Call Center at: 888-442-4551 between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.