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GI Bill

Post 9/11 GI Bill Overview

On 30 June 2008, the President signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, which becomes effective 1 August 2009. It is referred to by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) as the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after 11 September 2001. Eligible individuals are entitled to 36 months of benefits based on a sliding scale that is linked to the length of qualifying active duty service on or after 11 September 2001. All Soldiers are eligible for benefits contingent upon qualifying active duty service.

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July 3, 2013
Source: www.army.mil

WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers who transfer their Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to a family member after Aug. 1 will incur four more years of service.

Servicemembers wanting to transfer their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to dependent children must do so before they retire and their children will need to be full-time college students enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System by age 21.

The new GI Bill, which took effect on Aug. 1, 2009, provides a big boost to military families who are saving for their kids’ college education: Longtime service members can now transfer their GI Bill benefits to their spouse and children.

Free educational and vocational counseling services are available to servicemembers and veterans. Reservists may qualify for 100 percent tuition reimbursement with the Post-9/11 GI Bill. With the Yellow Ribbon program, you may be able to attend a private university at no cost to you. The Post-9/11 GI Bill includes an annual book stipend of up to $1,000.

Today, unprecedented numbers of retired and active duty military personnel are wondering what the next step in their lives might be.