Post 9/11 GI Bill Applications - May 1, 2009

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Post 9/11 GI Bill Education Benefits

Do You Have a Post 9/11 GI Bill Application?

The Post 9/11 GI Bill Application from the VA is linked in our education area to assist you. After service to country, receiving post-military educational opportunities is probably one of the main motivators for enlisting in military service. But where do you begin when you’re ready to cash in on your GI Bill benefits? In order to begin your Veteran education journey, you need to start at the beginning by filling out the Post 9/11 GI Bill Application. And your GI Bill Application. Because we strive to bring the resources and information that are the most helpful to our audience, Veterans can now access the Post 9/11 GI Bill Application right on our website. You may also be applying for the Montgomery GI Bill Bill or for MyCAA education benefits. You can find everything you need on the “The Go To Site”. In addition to providing information on these programs, we also feature a number of valuable resources, including Veteran Education Resources and Military Education Resources that features a Virtual Directory of Veteran Friendly Schools, a GI Bill Housing Calculator for students, Veteran Education FAQs, and most important, the Post 9/11 GI Bill Application. If you are currently unemployed, and not eligible for any other VA education benefit program, the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) may be of interest to you. As part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans. And for the spouses of active duty military, be sure to check out the MYCAA Benefits. Begin your journey and fill out the Post 9/11 GI Bill Application now.

Starting May 1, 2009, the Department of Veterans Affairs will begin accepting applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The application form is available online.

The form requires that individuals currently eligible for another education benefit make an irrevocable election from their existing program to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Typically individuals who are eligible for more than one benefit may use a combined total of 48 months of entitlement. Therefore, for those individuals eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) program, please be advised that if you have entitlement remaining under the MGIB, the number of months of Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement you will be eligible for will be equal to the number of months remaining under MGIB. However, if you exhaust all of your MGIB entitlement, then you may be entitled to a maximum of 12 additional months of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Starting May 1, 2009 VA will begin processing applications for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and you will receive a letter explaining VA's decision regarding your eligibility for the program. Payments for the Post-9/11 GI Bill will not be processed until August 1, 2009.

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