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Veteran Services: Education Questions

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You've earned the right to a higher education through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces. But how do you use your GI Bill benefits? Which version is right for you? The Legion can help answer questions about state and/or federal education benefits, who can use them, and how long.

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What determines how much I will receive in Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits?

Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits are based on how long an honorably discharged veteran served on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001. To qualify for full benefits, a veteran must have served at least three years of active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001.

The following chart shows the percentages of tuition, books and living allowances paid under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which took effect Aug. 1, 2009.

TIME ON ACTIVE DUTY / PERCENTAGE OF POSSIBLE TUITION, BOOKS AND LIVING ALLOWANCE BENEFITS:

90 consecutive days 40%

6 cumulative months 50%

12 cumulative months 60%

18 cumulative months 70%

24 cumulative months 80%

30 cumulative months 90%

36 cumulative months 100%

Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 3:42pm