“Hower and her father are among more than a dozen families who contacted the Chicago Sun-Times after a story Nov. 10 on military families hit with hefty college bills they were promised would be covered by the government under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
The rules are complicated. Service members, relying on those whose job it is to advise them, later find they were told in error they’d put in enough time to qualify to share the college benefits with their dependents.
Two veterans described staying in the military four extra years because they were told, erroneously as things turned out, that would qualify them. One later learned he was six weekend service days short of qualifying.”
Read the full story by the Chicago Sun Times, “More GI Bill horror stories: Vets say government reneged on promise to pay for kids’ college” published November 22, 2019.