Resource Type:

Veterans Legislation

Provided By:

Government Executive


State: District of Columbia

Zip: 20037

By – CARTEN CORDELL, Managing Editor, Government Executive

A new House bill seeks to require the Veterans Affairs Department do more to make transitioning service members aware of the education and career benefits afforded to them once they leave military service.

The Informing Veterans on Education for Transitioning Servicemembers, or Informing VETS, Act aims to amend statues to require the VA secretary to “regularly promote” the department’s Veteran Readiness and Employment program through acts like sending letters to qualifying veterans to make them aware of the educational, job training and other benefits.

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