G.I Bill

G.I. Bill. Digital image. Doing Something Right for the Veterans: The GI Bill of Rights. Oregon State Archives, n.d. Web.


The G.I Bill also known as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, was a law created to provide benefits to veterans who were returning from WWII. The law was created by the American Legion, a group that helped to push this law into congress. The purpose was to provide rewards to all WWII veterans, these rewards included money for tuition and living expenses to go to high school, college or tech schools, mortgages at low-cost, loans at low interest so they are able to start their own business as well as one year one unemployment compensation. In order for them to receive those benefits they had to serve at least 90 days during war years and had not been honorably discharged, service in combat was not a requirement.

For further reading.

Delivering for Young Families: The Resonance of the GI Bill Retrieved 19 June 2016http://prospect.org/article/delivering-young-families-resonance-gi-bill


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