VA recently updated their website on opportunities for veterans to potentially restore and utilize their education benefits. A provision was added to the Forever GI Bill to allow student veterans whose benefits were wasted at schools that abruptly closed to seek restoration of those benefits. Also added was an extension of benefits for students pursuing STEM degrees, full eligibility for Purple Heart recipients, removal of the expiration date for veterans who left service after January 2013, and many other provisions for veterans, families and survivors. The VFW strongly supported these additions and worked closely with Congress and our veterans’ community partners on this legislation. Read more about eligibility or apply for benefits restoration.