Chapter 33 – Post-911 G.I. Bill
The Post-911 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
Veterans are eligible if they served at last 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or were honorably
-discharged from active duty; or
-released from active duty and transferred to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve; or
-released from the active duty for further service in a reserve component of the Armed Forces
-released from active duty and placed on the retired list or temporary disability retired list.
Based on length of active duty service, a veteran is entitled to a percentage of the following:
-Cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution of higher learning
-Monthly housing allowance equal to the basic allowance for housing payable to a military E-5 with dependents, in the same zip code as your school (paid to student)
-Yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1000 per year (paid to student); and
-A one-time payment of $500 paid to certain individuals relocating from highly rural areas.
For more information check out the VA.
Planning on transferring your Post 9/11 benefits to a dependant?