I got out of the military in 1982 after serving 5 years. What education benefits do I have?
You had the old GI bill which expires after 10 years. If you didn't use it within 10 years of your discharge, then you loose those benefits. This is the reason we encourage newly discharged soldiers to enroll in school right away. The longer you are out of the military and working a civilian job, the least likely you are to go to school. On line classes offered by many colleges today make it easier now for working veterans to get a higher education and we encourage them to do that. If your initial enlistment was in Texas, look into the Hazelwood Act, a State program for Texas Veterans. We have information here at the office to help you.

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1. In case of a Government Shutdown, how with this effect the VA services?
2. I am already receiving VA benefits but I need to change my address/direct deposit information.
3. My father who is now deceased was a war time veteran. Does my mother qualify for benefits?
4. I was in Vietnam and believe I may have been exposed to Agent Orange. Do I have any benefits?
5. I am looking to buy a house and want a VA loan. How much will the VA loan me?
6. I was in the Army for 3 years back in 1974. Where do I get a Veterans ID Card? Some stores offer discounts for veterans and they say I need an ID Card
7. I was recently diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS. Someone told me this is a presumptive illness for veterans and may be eligible for compensation. Is this true?
8. My grandfather passed away some years ago and served in WWII. I would like to get a copy of his military records for historic reasons. How do I do that?
9. My husband died 4 years ago from an illness that is now considered presumptive due to exposure to agent orange. I didn't know anything about this at the time and my husband never filed a claim.
10. My husband was in the military for 8 years before we were married. We divorced in 1987 and had no children together. He just passed away last year. Am I entitled to benefits?
11. I got out of the military in 1982 after serving 5 years. What education benefits do I have?