Congressman Bill Foster has introduced legislation to help wards and foster children of service men and women receive education benefits.
The post 9/11 GI Bill gives education funding to vets and service members who served on active duty on or after 9/11 and many of those receiving benefits choose to transfer them to their children.
Under that law, the Department of Defense includes wards and foster children in their definition of an “eligible child” but the Veterans Administration doesn’t. The proposed legislation will make each groups definition identical.
“Children of the men and women who serve honorably shouldn’t be denied the benefits they were promised because of bureaucratic oversight,” said Congressman Foster.
The legislation has received bi-partisan support.
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