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The New GI Bill

The “Forever GI Bill,” a sweeping expansion of GI Bill education benefits, is on its way to the Oval Office. Passed by both houses of Congress, the bill will increase veteran’s benefits by more than $3 billion over the next decade. One important change, reserved for those who become eligible after January 1, 2018, is the removal of the 15-year limit on using their GI Bill benefits, which offers them more flexibility. Additionally, the Forever GI Bill boosts education assistance for National Guard and Reserve troops, Purple Heart recipients and for the dependents of fallen troops. To read the full article, click here. MilitaryConnection.com has a comprehensive education area, and we invite you to check out the numerous education resources here.


TAPS

For Survivors of the Fallen

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in the Armed Forces or as a result of his or her service. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. TAPS also conducts regional survivor seminars for adults and youth programs at locations across the country, as well as retreats and expeditions around the world. For more information, visit the TAPS website or call the TAPS 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline toll free at 800-959-TAPS (8277).

Veteran Caregivers

Respite Care

Caregivers play an important role in the health and well-being of Veterans. Respite care is an occasional way to take a break from your caregiving duties and relax, renew your energy, and avoid caregiver burnout. Veterans who require a caregiver may be eligible for up to 30 days of respite care each year. This care can be offered in your home, at a VA community living center, at a VA-contracted community residential care facility, or at an adult day health care center. To see if you are eligible for respite care services, call the Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274. For more information, visit the VA Caregiver Support webpage

 










Upcoming Events





Department Convention

Information for the 2018 Department Convention is coming soon. Check back often for updates.

National Convenention

The American Legion hosts its national convention in a different city each year and welcomes to it a large number of attendees. Legionnaires attending the event can take advantage of planned tourism attractions, discounted hotel and travel rates, Legion-sponsored events, and other convention-related offers.

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota - August 24 - 30, 2018
100th National Convention of The American Legion 
Meet Minneapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana - August 23 - 29, 2019
100th birthday of The American Legion
Visit Indy

Louisville, Kentucky - August 28 - September 3, 2020
Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Phoenix, Arizona - August 27 - September 2, 2021
Visit Phoenix

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - August 26 - September 1, 2022
Visit Milwaukee

 

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