|Congressman Larson to Host Workshop to Help Vets Apply for 9/11 GI Bill Benefits|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2009
CONTACT: Paul Mounds 860-278-8888
Congressman Larson to Host Workshop to Help Vets Apply for 9/11 GI Bill Benefits
Hartford, CT- U.S. Congressman John B. Larson
(CT-01) will host an informational workshop on Monday, June 29th at
Goodwin College in East Hartford to provide Post-9/11 veterans and their
families information about the education benefits available from the G.I. Bill.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for up to four academic years including stipends for books and housing for activated reservists and members of the National Guard who served at least 90 days of active duty service since September 11, 2001. The benefits are available for 15 years after release from active duty. Last week, Congress passed legislation allowing children of active duty service members who died since 9-11-01 to qualify for the GI Bill education benefits. The legislation has been sent to the President for his signature.
At the workshop, veterans will be provided an opportunity to apply for the education benefits and hear about the new legislation.
Congressman Larson will be joined by Shay Norton of
the U.S. Department of Veterans of Affairs and a representative from Goodwin
College who will outline the benefits available to veterans.
To RSVP to the workshop, please contact Congressman Larson's District Office at 860-278-8888.
U.S. Congressman John B. Larson
Management and Program Analyst, Education Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
Representative from Goodwin College
Monday, June 29
One Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118