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Changes Are Coming

The New GI Bill

The “Forever GI Bill,” a sweeping expansion of GI Bill education benefits, is on its way to the Oval Office. Passed by both houses of Congress, the bill will increase veteran’s benefits by more than $3 billion over the next decade. One important change, reserved for those who become eligible after January 1, 2018, is the removal of the 15-year limit on using their GI Bill benefits, which offers them more flexibility. Additionally, the Forever GI Bill boosts education assistance for National Guard and Reserve troops, Purple Heart recipients and for the dependents of fallen troops. To read the full article, click here. MilitaryConnection.com has a comprehensive education area, and we invite you to check out the numerous education resources here.

Veteran Caregivers

Respite Care

Caregivers play an important role in the health and well-being of Veterans. Respite care is an occasional way to take a break from your caregiving duties and relax, renew your energy, and avoid caregiver burnout. Veterans who require a caregiver may be eligible for up to 30 days of respite care each year. This care can be offered in your home, at a VA community living center, at a VA-contracted community residential care facility, or at an adult day health care center. To see if you are eligible for respite care services, call the Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274. For more information, visit the VA Caregiver Support webpage

Health Transparency

How Does Your Facility Measure Up?

Patients who use military hospitals and clinics can better see how their facility is performing due to changes by the Military Health System to its transparency website. The website improvements include: (1) each military hospital and clinic now has a landing page; and (2) users can compare up to three nearby hospitals or clinics on one custom report. For more information, visit the MHS Quality, Patient Safety, and Access Information (for Patients) webpage.