A recent report posted on Military.com points out than more than half of our veterans have little or no understanding of the benefits due them, despite efforts over recent years to match returning soldiers with the help and services they need.
As expected, veterans who have served in our current conflicts are more aware of their benefits than previous generations. This is likely due to the VA’s efforts to promote programs like the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the VOW Act. However, 40 percent of the post-9/11 vets say they have little or no understanding of their benefits.
The new requirement for all separating servicemembers to attend Transition GPS is designed to help raise awareness and help veterans take advantage of their benefits.