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Post 9/11 GI Bill offers chance to take hold of education

The newly revamped GI Bill, or as we now know it as the Post 9/11 GI Bill, is just one of the many useful tools in helping current and former service members get started on their education. Launched on August 1 2009, the Post 9/11 GI Bill offers education benefits for individuals who have served on active duty for 90 days or more since Sept. 10, 2001.

Veterans and service members that are currently taking college classes, or enrolled in any type of training program are eligible for benefits. Payments are based on the amount of active duty service that was acquired since Sept. 10, 2001.

To get started on the application process, interested applicants should visit the Veteran's Affairs home page and use the VA Form 22-1990 to get started on the process.

Since the start of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, there have been many questions and concerns in dealing with the application and eligibility process. The GI Bill home page, which can be accessed through the VA website, provides a thorough overview of the general eligibility factors.

In addition to a 100% tuition and fees coverage, the new GI Bill also provides a monthly housing stipend, a coverage of up to $1,000 for books and supplies, and an option to transfer your benefits to family members.

For more information on the Post 9/11 GI Bill and to apply for these benefits, visit the Veteran's Affairs website at http://www.va.gov, or http://www.gibill.va.gov.

Comments

  • Rebecca 4 years ago

    Great article. It's so important to make sure members know the opportunities the Post 9-11 GI Bill make available to them. Good Work!

  • Cynthia Cox Bluefield, WV Travel Examiner 4 years ago

    It is great to hear of the good that our government is providing our service men and women in education. Nice job.

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