Applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently not
accepting applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Information will be posted on the United States Department of Veteran Affairs
website as it becomes available.
Effective Date of the Post 9/11 GI Bill
Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date.
Eligibility to the GI Bill
If you meet the service requirements for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you will be eligible, even if you declined to participate in the Montgomery GI Bill.
Payments under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill only covers classes taken or training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. However, the payment rates for the active duty GI Bill and REAP will increase effective August 1, 2008.
The active duty GI Bill full-time rates will increase:
Click here to see the rate chart for the active duty GI Bill
- from $1101.00 to $1,321.00 for those individuals with three years or more of qualifying service
- from $894.00 to $1,073.00 for those individuals with less than three years of qualifying service.
The REAP full-time rates will increase:
Click here to see the rate chart for REAP
- from $440.40 to $528.40 for those with consecutive service of 90 days but less than one year,
- from $660.60 to $792.60 for service more than one year but less than two years
- from $880.80 to $1056.80 for service of at least two consecutive years or 3 or more aggregate years.
Active Duty Eligibility
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 veterans 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 active duty veterans serving active duty service after 9/10, the following chart applies:
||Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable
|At least 36 months
|At least 30 continuous days on active duty and must be discharged due to service-connected disability
|At least 30 months, but less than 36 months
|At least 24 months, but less than 30 months
|At least 18 months, but less than 24 months
|At least 12 months, but less than 18 months
|At least 06 months, but less than 12 months
|At least 90 days, but less than 06 months
If you are eligible for both the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (CH31), you should speak with your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to determine which benefit is most beneficial to your situation.
There are no enrollment fees to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.