The New GI Bill. Basics and Issues. Objectives. Understand the basics of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Eligibility Benefits Issues and Concerns Know where to find additional information as it develops. Paradigm Shift!.
Basics and Issues
Generally, individuals will remain eligible for benefits for 15 years from the date of last discharge or release from active duty of at least 90 continuous days.
This adds eligibility time for many veterans who are coming up to their original delimiting date!
Those who meet Chapter 33 eligibility requirements as of August 1, 2009, and are:
must make anirrevocable electionto use Chapter 33 benefits
August 1, 2009
Chapter 33 benefits can be paid for training pursued only on or after August 1, 2009.
No payments may be made for training pursued before that date.
WV Higher Education Policy Commission
Skip Gebhart, Administrator
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