But for veterans’ families, “The consequences are huge,” says Aniela Szymanski, senior director for legal affairs and military policy for Veterans Education Success, a not-for-profit that helps vets.

For some vets, serving longer so they then could share their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits with their children was their only plan to pay for college. They hadn’t saved up or put money into a 529 plan.

“They can’t go back in time and make up for this error,” Szymanski says.

Read the full story by the Chicago Sun Times, “GI Bill snafus still keeping veterans from tapping benefits to pay for their kids’ college” published November 14, 2020.