Apr 9, 2017 10:05 AM

Shea-Porter seeks to restore education benefits for veterans

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — Veterans who lost their GI Bill benefits due to the closure of for-profit colleges would get help under a bill co-sponsored by Democratic U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides help to veterans to pursue education and successfully transition to civilian life. After a number of for-profit colleges closed last year, the Department of Education began discharging student loan debt for the affected students, but does not have the authority to restore GI Bill benefits for veterans.

Shea-Porter says too many veterans have been left without the opportunity to finish their degrees because the for-profit colleges they attended — including Daniel Webster College in Nashua — went out of business.

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