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Post 9/11 GI Bill Final Rule

Federal Register, March 30, 2009, Page 14653-14694

Agency

Department of Veterans Affairs

Action

Final Rule

Summary

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this final rule to establish regulations regarding a new educational assistance program for individuals who serve on active duty after September 10, 2001. The new program, known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, was authorized by title V of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 (Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008). This final regulation includes the rules necessary to implement the provisions of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 that govern the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Dates

Effective Date: This final rule will become effective on August 1, 2009.

Addresses

Brandye R. Terrell, Regulation Development Team Leader, Education Service, Department of Veterans Affairs (225C), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Telephone: (202) 461-9822. (This is not a toll-free number.)

Further Information

In a document published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2008 (73 FR 78876), VA published a proposal to establish VA regulations to implement the provisions of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 that govern the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Interested persons were invited to submit written comments on or before January 22, 2009. We received comments from 38 organizations and 8 individuals. We have made several changes based on these comments.

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