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Chapter 33:  Post 9/11 GI Bill

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after Sept. 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.

  • Veterans must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

  • This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.

  • Veteran's full tuition and fees are paid directly to the school.

  • A monthly housing allowance (MHA) is available.

  • Veterans are eligible to receive an annual book and supplies stipend.

  • Certain veterans may qualify for an one-time rural benefit payment.

Transfer of Entitlement:  Post 9/11 GI Bill

Certain veterans who qualify for Post 9/11 education benefits may be able to transfer their benefit to a qualified spouse and/or dependent.

  • Any member of the Armed Forces (active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted), who is eligible for Post-9/11

  • Has at least 6 years of service in the Armed Forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval

  • Agrees to serve 4 additional years in the Armed Forces from the date of election.

  • Has at least 10 years of service in the Armed Forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval, is precluded by either standard policy (Service or DoD) or statute from committing to 4 additional years, and agrees to serve for the maximum amount of time allowed by such policy or statute.

  • Is or becomes retirement eligible and agrees to serve an additional 4 years of service on or after Aug. 1, 2012. A service member is considered to be retirement eligible if he or she has completed 20 years of active Federal service or 20 qualifying years as computed pursuant to section 12732 of title 10 U.S.C.

  • Such transfer must be requested and approved while the member is in the Armed Forces.

Chapter 35: Survivors and Dependents Assistance (DEA)

Surviving spouses and/or dependents of veterans may qualify for Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Assistance.  The general qualifications for my

  • A veteran who entered service for the first time between Jan. 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985

  • A veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces.

  • A veteran who died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence

  • A service member missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force

  • A service member forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power

  • A service member who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service-connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability. This change is effective Dec. 23, 2006.

  • Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans.

  • The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehab and Employment Program

Veterans who experience a service-connected injury may be eligible for the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehab and Employment program.

  • Congress authorized the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program under Title 38, USC, Chapter 31 and Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21.

  • This program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find and keep suitable jobs.

  • For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, this program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.