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U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education Service Washington, D.C. The Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33 of title 38 U.S.C.). Objectives. This presentation will provide you with an overview of the following: Eligibility to the Post-9/11 GI Bill Payments under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
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The Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33 of title 38 U.S.C.)
Individuals who served on active duty after 09/10/01 will be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill if the individual—
Note: Exceptions are made for individuals discharged due to a service connected disability and serving at least 30 continuous days on active duty after 9/10/01.
*Excludes time in Basic Military Training and/or Skill Training
Qualifying active duty does not include the following:
In order to retain eligibility after meeting the service requirements, an individual must—
Generally, individuals will remain eligible for benefits for 15 years from:
If eligibility is based on aggregate service of less than 90 consecutive days, individual will have 15 years from the last period of service used to meet the minimum service requirements for eligibility.
An individual who, as of August 1, 2009, is—
AND who is eligible for chapter 33 (on the date of election), may elect chapter 33 in lieu of either chapter 30, 1606, or 1607. The election is an irrevocable election.
Generally, entitlement provisions under the Post-9/11 GI Bill are similar to those under other education benefit programs:
EXCEPTION: Individuals transferring to the Post-9/11 GI Bill from the Montgomery GI Bill (chapter 30) will be limited to the amount of their remaining chapter 30 entitlement.
This provision applies when an individual:
NOTE: This provision does not prevent an individual who is eligible for multiple benefits from receiving a maximum of 48 months of combined benefits.
* Flight may be approved under chapter 33 if it is part of a degree program at an IHL
August 1, 2009
Chapter 33 benefits can be paid for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. No payments may be made for training pursued before that date.
Note: Tuition and Fees payments are paid directly to the school
*Assumes the individual has months of entitlement available for the enrollment period
EXAMPLE:Maximum in-State is $500 per credit hour. Joe is at the 100% tier for chapter 33. Joe’s school reports he is enrolled in 15 credit hours for Fall ‘09 semester and is charged $3,000 tuition.
EXAMPLE:Maximum in-State fees is $1,000 per term. Joe’s school reports he was charged $900 in fees for Fall ‘09 semester.
Joe is eligible at 100% tier level (based on length of service), so his total T&F payment = $3,900 for Fall ’09.
Note: Benefit payments are paid directly to the eligible person on a monthly basis.
NOTE: Payment issued directly to the student in a lump sum.
Rural Relocation Benefit
One-time payment of $500 for individuals who reside in a county with six persons or fewer per square mile if individual
Physically relocates at least 500 miles, or
Travels by air to attend school if no other transportation exist
NOTE: Payments issued directly to the student in a lump sum
Individuals training at a rate of pursuit of at least 75% may receive work-study
Individual’s training at a rate of pursuit of at least 50% may receive tutorial assistance
Amount payable cannot exceed $100 per month
Total amount payable cannot exceed $1,200
Available to category I participants only
A proportional amount of the basic $1200 contribution will be included in the last monthly housing allowance payment when chapter 33 entitlement exhausts.
Individuals will not receive a refund of contributions paid under chapter 30 if they—
Do not exhaust entitlement under chapter 33 or
They are not eligible to receive the monthly housing allowance when entitlement exhausts
Refund of $600 additional contribution is not authorized.