Who do I contact about my GI Bill?
For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Education and Training page. If you have questions: Visit the GI Bill customer service page, to search Frequently Asked Questions or ask a question electronically. Call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551)
Can the GI Bill be taken away?
Answer: No. There is no ending date for your GI Bill eligibility UNLESS you left the military before Jan. 1, 2013. Then you have 15 years from the date of discharge to use your benefits.
How many years do you have to work for GI Bill?
Generally, you may receive up to 36 months of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You will be eligible for benefits for 15 years from your last period of active duty of at least 90 consecutive days.
How many months do I have left on my GI Bill?
You get 36 months of full-time GI Bill benefits and have no time limit on when you need to use them by. If you left the military before Jan. 1, 2013, your benefits expire 15 years from your discharge (if using the Post-9/11 GI Bill). If you are using the Montgomery GI Bill you have 10 years to use your benefits.
How do I check how much GI Bill I have left?
Call the VA toll free at 1-888-442-4551 to speak with a representative. The representative will request your information and will be able to provide details about the benefits remaining on the GI Bill.
How do I find out what GI Bill I have?
You’ll need to request a new Certificate of Eligibility letter to check your GI Bill benefit status. To request a COE, please call the Education Call Center at 888-442-4551.
What GPA is required for GI Bill?
Students receiving any of the Federal VA Education Benefits listed below are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress by earning a minimum 2.0 semester grade-point average (GPA) and complete at least 67% of the courses attempted within the semester: Post 9/11 GI Bill ®* (Chapter 33)
Can I still use my GI Bill after 20 years?
There’s no longer an expiration date. Previously, veterans had to use their Post-9/11 GI Bill within 15 years of their last 90-day period of active-duty service. That requirement is going away. This portion of the law will apply to anyone who left the military after January 1, 2013.
Can I transfer GI Bill benefits back to myself?
You can give those benefits from the unused remaining months you have or revoke them from one of your previous recipients and reallocate them. Keep in mind, you can’t move benefits that have already been used by the recipient.
Can a child of a Veteran use the GI Bill?
If you’re a dependent spouse or child—or the surviving spouse or child—of a Veteran, you may qualify for Chapter 35 benefits or job training through a GI Bill program.
How does the GI Bill work for veterans?
GI Bill benefits help you pay for college, graduate school, and training programs. Since 1944, the GI Bill has helped qualifying Veterans and their family members get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training.
Is there a way to opt out of the GI Bill?
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (also called the “Forever GI Bill”) requires us to share certain information about your eligibility and benefits with schools, unless you ask us not to. Find out how to opt out of information sharing. Last updated: Dece
When to apply for the post 9 / 11 GI Bill?
If you need help paying for school or job training and you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, find out if you can get education benefits through the Post-9/11 GI Bill. If you have unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, find out if you can transfer your benefits to your spouse or dependent children.
Who was the first recipient of the G.I.Bill?
The G.I. Bill was also modified through the passage of the Forever GI Bill in 2017. Don A. Balfour was “the first recipient of the 1944 GI Bill.” Veterans Administration letter to George Washington University.
How do I find out which GI Bill I have?
To find out what you have, submit VA Form 22-1990 from the eBenefits website. The Certificate of Eligibility you get back would show the months of eligibility and which GI Bill you have, along with your delimitation date when your eligibility would expire.
How do you use the GI Bill?
Some of the ways you can use your GI Bill are to pay your student loans, buy books and pay for housing. The 36 months of funding don’t have to be consecutive months, nor does the benefit expire in 36 months.
What benefits do you get for using GI Bill?
It includes payment of tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance and a stipend for textbooks and supplies for up to 36 months. The GI Bill traces its history back to World War II when the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act was enacted to provide education and training, home loan guarantee and other benefits for veterans.
What are the main features of the GI Bill?
The main feature of the GI Bill was to provide immediate rewards for almost all WW2 veterans. This included payments for tuition and living expenses, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans for businesses, and a years worth of unemployment compensation.