The official blog of American Veteran Magazine, the national quarterly publication of AMVETS.

Monday, August 24, 2009

This Week at American Veteran

This week at American Veteran, we will continue to discuss implementation of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which rolled out Aug. 1. The first housing and books allowances are scheduled to be distributed Sept. 1, but word around Washington indicates that veterans may experiences delays.

AMVETS National Legislative Director Ray Kelley is monitoring the situation closely, asking important questions about the new G.I. Bill to VA leaders.

If you experience a delay in receiving your new G.I. Bill benefits, let us know in the comments section of this blog.

This week, we will also look into the VA's new policy on PTSD claims. The announcement came this morning and AMVETS is sorting through the new regulation to see how it will effect the already-daunting VA claims backlog.

As always, American Veteran is eager to hear what is happening at posts and departments around the country. Please feel free to send us your photos and story ideas. And, as always, please let us know what you think of our stories.