President Signs Order to Protect U.S. Veterans from Deceptive Schools
Recent complaints from many veterans show that there are several schools across the nation that are marketing to attract veterans but offering little educational benefit after their tuition is secured.
The fear is that schools are targeting veterans specifically to obtain a guaranteed tuition payment, as the GI Bill, benefit that helps pay the tuition for veterans who want to continue education to improve career opportunities, is a federally funded program.President Obama has responded by planning to sign an executive order to protect veterans from these predatory practices.
The order calls for creation of an online complaint system where veterans enrolled in institutions with poor education programs to report them to the Department of Defense. Other initiatives call for colleges that enroll veterans with GI Bill funding to provide graduation rates and student debt information.
The goal of this order is to prevent veterans from being taken advantage of with false promises of career opportunities and forcing unnecessary student loans. There have also been cases where schools were found to be enrolling severely disabled veterans with brain injuries in inappropriate or unnecessary classes.Disabled veterans have a right to the benefits provided to them through the GI Bill, as well as several other federal laws
that serve to provide for their care in later years. When disabling health conditions resulting from military service become a problem, a veteran should seek help from a veterans’ disability attorney to learn more about benefits available to them and their families.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today –
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