Post 9/11 GI Bill Final Rule
Federal Register, March 30, 2009, Page 14653-14694
Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Effective Date: This final rule will become effective on August 1, 2009.
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.)
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.