All GI Bill Recipients to be Required to Verify Attendance

All GI Bill Recipients to be Required to Verify Attendance

The Montgomery GI Bill and all other GI Bill programs require monthly verification of attendance every month. Students will not be paid if their attendance is not verified.

The Department of Veterans Affairs press release states that GI Bill users must verify their attendance with the VA every month to receive their monthly housing allowance.

Among students, text messages are the most commonly used means of communication, so the VA will also implement their use. Students will receive a message from the VA as soon as they enroll in the course asking them to sign up for text message verification. 

How to Keep up with the Education Benefits

There are several educational programs available through the GI Bill. One of the most significant initiatives is the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which provides educational assistance to the latest generation of military veterans, reservists and their families. 

There are several benefits offered by the program, including the payment of tuition fees, a school supply stipend and help with living costs. 

Do you have any trouble viewing the Statement of Benefits?

If the following are mentioned, the 9/11 GI Bill Statement of Benefits might not be available to you: 

  • The name of the account that you’re signed in also does not match with the name in the Post-9/11 GI Bill records.

  • The education benefits application will take time to get processed. 

  • You have not applied for Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits. 

What are the eligibility criteria?

The requirement for eligibility is that the person must have served at least 90 days on active duty. The amount of time they spent in the military will determine their educational benefits.

Why do students want to verify their enrollment? 

Despite this new requirement, enrollment verification remains a very simple process. In addition, it may also prevent some debt by catching overpayments before they happen.