Student veterans will continue to receive GI Bill benefits

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gives a ceremonial check, representing a donation from President Donald Trump to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to acting Secretary of the VA Robert Wilkie during the daily briefing at the White House on May 17. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)

RALEIGH – Student veterans will keep their GI Bill benefits after President Trump signed S. 3503 into law. The law enables the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The law gives temporary authority to continue payments in the event of national emergencies. Students will continue receiving the same monthly housing allowance payments they received for resident training until Dec. 21, 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.”
Students are not required to take any action and benefits will continue automatically.