From the IAVA Site:
- Raising monthly vocational rehabilitation benefits by nearly $800/month for over 21,000 disabled vets.
- Simplifying the confusing tuition cap system and increasing the benefit rate in 45 states increasing the benefit to over 58,000 students
- Grants full-time distance learners, a monthly living –allowance, including disabled veterans, single parents who provide at-home childcare, and rural veterans helping over 25,000 students
- Authorizes generous New GI Bill vocational training benefits for apprenticeship and on-the-job training.
- Approves benefits for students studying at trade schools like a fire academy, truck driving school or a barber college.
- Includes full-time service in the National Guard as qualifying service toward New GI Bill eligibility which will help over 85,000 previously excluded National Guardsmen.
- Grants active duty servicemembers using their GI Bill benefits an annual book stipend of $1,000/year.
- Saves new enlistees to the military $1,200 by not requiring them to sign-up for the old and inadequate GI Bill.
- Includes a provision that will protect student veterans from predatory for-profit schools. The New GI Bill changes that and gives the VA the authority to protect veterans from those schools.