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CHAPTER 33 (POST 9/11 GI BILL)

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. For approved programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. Full tuition and fees are paid directly to the school for all public school in-state students.

 

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

Book Stipend

Annual Tuition & Fees Max.

100%

$2,376.00

$500.00

$22,805.34

90%

$2,138.40

$450.00

$20,524.81

80%

$1,900.80

$400.00

$18,824.27

70%

$1,663.20

$350.00

$15,963.74

60%

$1,425.60

$300.00

$13,683.20

50%

$1,188.00

$250.00

$11,402.67

40%

$950.40

$200.00

$9,122.14

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp
**Online students receive half of the BAH national average ($805.50)**

Eligibility Criteria

Veterans who have served at least 90 days of active duty service after September 10, 2001 and received an honorable discharge will qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To qualify for the full benefit a Veteran must have served at least 3 years of active duty after September 10, 2001. Those who qualify for the Active Duty GI Bill, the Reserve GI Bill or REAP* will have the option to choose which benefit best suits their need.

For those who served on active duty after 9/10/2001, the following chart applies:

 Member Serves

Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable

At least 36 months

100%

At least 30 continuous days on active duty and must be discharged due to service-connected disability

100%

At least 30 months, but less than 36 months

90%

At least 24 months, but less than 30 months

80%

At least 18 months, but less than 24 months

70%

At least 12 months, but less than 18 months

60%

At least 06 months, but less than 12 months

50%

At least 90 days, but less than 06 months

40%

CHAPTER 35 (DEPENDENT & SURVIVOR’S ASSISTANCE)
There are two main GI Bill programs offering education assistance to survivors and dependents of Veterans:

  • The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) is available for children and spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Full-in state tuition costs covered for training pursued at public institutions. Books and supplies stipend (paid to the student) of up to $1,000 per year. Individual receives benefits for up to 15 years from the service member’s death paid for a maximum of 36 months.
  • The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Monthly amount paid directly to the student. Benefits expire 20 years from the service members date of death paid for a maximum of 45 months.
  • You may be eligible for more than one of these programs. In most situations, you will be required to make an irrevocable election between the DEA program and Fry Scholarship when you apply. Beneficiaries are not able to use the same qualifying event for more than one benefit unless you are a child of a Service member that died in the line of duty prior to August 1, 2011. 

Training Time

Monthly Rate

Full-Time

$1,024.00

¾ Time

$767.00

½ Time

$510.00

Less than ½ time and more than ¼ time

$510.00

½ time or less

$256.00

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp 

CHAPTER 30 – MONTGOMERY GI BILL ACTIVE DUTY
The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available to those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. There are two main programs:

Training Time

Monthly Rate

Full-Time

$1,857.00

¾ Time

$1,392.75

½ Time

$928.50

Less than ½ time and more than ¼ time

$928.50

½ time or less

$464.25

*Rate applies for those completing an enlistment of three years or more.
http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_ad.asp

CHAPTER 1606 – MONTGOMERY GI BILL SELECTED RESERVE
MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components and VA makes the payments.


Training Time

Monthly Rate

Full Time

$369.00

¾ Time

$276.00

½ Time

$184.00

Less than ½ Time

$92.25

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_sr.asp

CHAPTER 1607 – RESERVE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (REAP)
REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress. The Post-9/11 GI Bill in many ways has replaced REAP because it also provides educational assistance benefits for Reserve and National Guard members called to active duty on or after September 11, 2001, and in many cases provides a greater benefit than REAP. This change affects beneficiaries differently:

  • Current REAP beneficiaries -- Veterans who were attending an educational institution on November 24, 2015, or during the last semester, quarter, or term ending prior to that date, are eligible to continue to receive REAP benefits until November 25, 2019.
  • REAP beneficiaries not attending school -- Veterans who applied for REAP but were not attending an educational institution on November 24, 2015, or during the last semester, quarter, or term ending prior to that date, are no longer eligible to receive REAP benefits. You may be eligible to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • New REAP applicants – Veterans who have not enrolled in school and applied for REAP benefits prior to November 25, 2015, are no longer eligible for REAP benefits. However, in most cases, you will be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Training Time

Consecutive service of 90 days but less than one year

Consecutive service of 1 year+

Consecutive service of 2 years+

Full-Time

$742.80

$1,114.20

$1,485.60

¾ Time

$557.10

$835.65

$1,114.20

½ Time

$371.40

$557.10

$742.80

Less than ½ time but more than ¼ time

$371.40

$557.10

$742.80

¼ time or less

$185.70

$278.55

$371.40

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/reap.asp

CHAPTER 31 – VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION & EMPLOYMENT
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VocRehab) program is authorized by Congress under Title 38 of the United States Code, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. VocRehab helps Service members and Veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find, and maintain suitable careers.

http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp

Counselor Information
9800 West Commercial Boulevard
Suite A205
Sunrise, FL 33351
(954) 475-5500

RATE OF PURSUIT

 

Fall/Spring

Summer (A/B)

Summer (C)

Full-Time

12

4+

8+

3/4 Time

9-11

3

6-7

1/2 Time

6-8

2

4-5

< 1/2 Time

4-5

1

3

1/4 Time

1-3

1

1-2

REMINDERS

-Chapter 33 recipients must be enrolled for at least 3/4 time to receive BHA payment.
-Chapters 30, 31, 35, 1606 & 1607 recipients must be enrolled for at least 1/2 time to receive monthly stipend.                 




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