June 25, 2019

Post 9/11 GI Bill: Why the Veterans Administration Says Time Is Running Out


The post 9/11 GI bill is the largest investment in a veteran’s education since World War II. This means that it will cover the full cost of an undergraduate education of a veteran at any public University, College or many private schools.  In order to qualify for the benefit, the veteran must serve 90 days of active duty service post 9/11 or should have served 30 days, and should have been discharged due to illness or injuries that happened during service. The new GI bill will provide tuition fees, monthly living allowance and $1000 for book fees.

For the National Guards and reserve, they will have continuous percentage of the active duty GI bill depending on the length of their active duty service. The best feature of the GI bill is the veterans get the chance to transfer education benefits to their children or spouse. This has become the best feature of the bill. This is, in fact, the best way a veteran and his or her family can have the chance to go to a good school or college and get a degree.

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The new GI bill banished the Montgomery bill. There are also changes that will take place in regard to this bill this 2011, which is why the administration says the time is running out.

What are these changes in the GI bill that will take place this 2011? Some of them are -

*Effective on March 5, 2011 – there will be limits to active duty members who are currently pursuing their degree more than half of the time to the net cost for their tuition fees.

*Entitlement will be charged.

There will be a lot of changes that will take place this year regarding the GI bill, however, some of it are good while some of it, like posted above, are not that good. Their website will still be updated regarding the changes that will take place, so it is best if you check from time to time, especially if you are one of these Veterans or a family member that will most likely be affected by the changes that will be made by the administration.

However, even with these imminent changes, the GI bill has been a helpful and useful bill to the Veterans who have not much savings to pursue an education because they spent a lot of time in the civil services.

Additional resource links: http://www.gibill.va.gov/

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