THE GI BILL
WHAT IS THE GI BILL?
During World War II, in response to a growing need to better compensate military veterans, Congress enacted the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944. Signed into law by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22 of that year, the GI Bill was designed to provide veterans with education and vocational benefits after discharge. The bill also provided for unemployment allowances, loan guarantees, and job counseling.
Since then, Congress has enacted several expansions to the original GI Bill benefits, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the Montgomery GI Bill. As a Soldier, you will qualify for different GI Bill benefits depending on a number of factors, including your length of service, and whether you choose to serve on active duty or Army Reserve status.
On this page, we’ll walk you through the basics of GI Bill benefits. But remember, if you have more questions, you can always contact your local recruiter for more information.