June 9, 2000
White House Proposes More Education Money for Veterans
The Clinton administration will ask Congress for a 25-percent increase in the monthly education benefit paid to veterans, from $536 this year to $670 in 2001.
The proposal, announced last month by Vice President Al Gore, would also raise the education benefit paid to veterans' survivors and dependents by 25 percent, and would index that amount to the rate of inflation. Veterans' benefits already increase automatically with the cost of living. The plan, which