December 13, 2011

Veterans News

GI Bill 2.0 Changes: Housing Allowance
A New Online Housing Allowance will be payable to students enrolled solely in distance learning (including online education). More

National Defense Act Hits Snag
A provision of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 threatens to hold up passage. More

Get $250k Protection for $12.50 a Month
Give yourself and your family peace of mind without hidden clauses or fine print -- regardless of where or how you served your country. More

Understand Your Military Pay
With basic pay and 70 types of special pays and allowances, including BAH, military pay is customized to your situation. More

Play Military Trivia and Win an iPod
Think you know military history and trivia? More

Top Cities for Job Growth and Raises
Anywhere there's fossil-fuel expansion, skilled workers are in short supply, so companies may have to raise pay to attract employees. More

Small Business Boot Camp
The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Syracuse University are expanding the successful Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). More

VA Loan Benefit Facts: Get the Guide
One of the most significant benefits of military service is the VA home loan, which can help you purchase a home with no down payment or refinance an existing loan. More

New Program for Women Veterans
Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program focuses on training, networking and mentorship for women veterans. More

Vet Business Certifications Under Scrutiny
The Subcommittees on Oversight & Investigations and Economic Opportunity of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs recently held a joint hearing to review the VA's Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business certification process. More

VA Questioned on Mental Health Programs
U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, recently held a hearing focusing on the long wait for mental health care at some VA facilities across the country. More

Vet Small Business Development Task Force
Eighteen recommendations have been made to increase access to capital, improve business development opportunities, and meet federal contracting goals for veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. More

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