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The Post 9/11 GI Bill Questions

What is the post 9/11 GI bill?

The post 9/11 GI bill provides individuals who have served in the armed forces with benefits to complete their undergraduate education in any college or university. Given below are some of the important questions about the post 9/11 GI bill that have been commonly asked and have been answered by the Experts.

When did the post 9/11 GI bill come into effect?

The post 9/11 GI bill came into effect on August 1, 2009.

Would a veteran with an honorable discharge be eligible for the post 9/11 GI bill?

A veteran with an honorable discharge may be eligible for the post 9/11 GI bill.

Can an individual who signed up for the post 9/11 GI bill switch to a non college program from a college program?

An individual who signs up for the post 9/11 GI bill may be able to switch from a college degree program to a non college program. He/she may not have to pay anything for the switch. He/she may be eligible for the benefits for a period of 36 months.

Would an individual with a general discharge qualify for benefits from the post 9/11 GI bill?

An individual with a general discharge may not qualify for the benefits from the post 9/11 GI bill.

Would an individual’s eligibility for the GI bill be affected if they receive an administrative discharge from the reserves?

An individual’s administrative discharge from the reserves may not affect their eligibility for benefits that they may be entitled to for their active duty. Hence, the individual may be eligible for the GI bill.

How can a service member qualify for the post 9/11 GI bill?

In order to qualify for the post 9/11 GI bill, an individual may have to serve for at least 90 days active duty in the forces and get an honorable discharge.

Would service done in the academy count as active duty service to qualify for the post 9/11 GI bill?

In most situations, service provided at the academy like initial entry training, time spent in basic training, initial job training, service academies, Officer Candidate School/Officer Training School and Reserve Officer Training Corps may not be considered as active duty service.

What can an individual do if they have not received a full payment of their GI bill Basic Allowance Housing (BAC)?

An individual may have to contact the Veteran Affairs (VA) if the individual does not receive their full payment of their GI bill BAH. The VA may be able to tell the individual about the status of the payment.

Would the Montgomery GI bill automatically convert to the post 9/11 bill?

The Montgomery bill may not automatically convert to the post 9/11 bill. The individual may have to choose to receive the benefits of the 9/11 bill. If this individual qualifies for it, they may elect to obtain those benefits.

The post 9/11 bill can provide you with benefits that can help you complete your education which is a very important aspect of your life. If you are able to successfully complete your education, you may get employed at a good place. Hence, it is very important for you to know what the post 9/11 GI bill is and whether you qualify for it or not. Consulting an Expert about it can make it easy for you to get any kind of information that you may require regarding the bill.
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