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Title 38 USC, Chapter 33
Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Program

General Information

--  If you were in the Armed Forces (Regular or Drilling Reserves) and have at least 90 days of active duty service on or after 10 Sep 01, you may be eligible for valuable educational assistance.

--  Post 9-11 benefits will pay for training received on or after 1 Aug 09.

--  Review the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) benefit comparison chart to determine if this is a good choice for you and your family.

--  Apply here  for the Post 9-11 GI Bill and all other GI Bill Program benefits electronically through VONAPP on the DVA website.   


Forever GI Bill

-- The "Forever GI Bill" is not a "new" GI Bill benefit.  This law improves existing education benefits for service members, veterans, and families and addresses many deficiencies discovered since the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008.

 -- Some changes made by this law will require VA to establish amplifying guidance such as business rules and application procedures. 

Click here  to stay informed, periodically checking the VA's website for details.

Click here  to view a PowerPoint of the Forever GI Bill explained in simplified terms.

Determine your percentage of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits if you serve less than 36 months:

If you served on active duty for less than 1,095 days (36 months), you’re eligible for only part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit. Find out what percentage of the full benefit you’re eligible for based on the total amount of time you served on active duty (with or without breaks in service):
  • 910 to 1,094 days (30 to 35 months): 90% of the full benefit

  • 730 to 909 days (24 to 29 months): 80% of the full benefit

  • 545 to 729 days (18 to 23 months): 70% of the full benefit

  • 180 to 544 days (6 to 17 months): 60% of the full benefit

  • ​ 90 to 179 days (90 days to 5 months): 50% of the full benefit

You may find this information on the VA's website here.

Transferability Information     


Transferability of Education Benefits (milConnect) website. 

Related Websites
  • VA Education Benefits
  • Title 38, Chapter 30 (Law for MGIB)
  • Title 38, Chapter 33 (Law for Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Navy College Program
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