The Post - 9/11 GI Bill is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
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.
You may be eligible if:
- Served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001 and you are still on active duty or were honorably discharged from active duty.
- Released from active duty and placed on the retired list or temporary disability retired list.
- Released from active duty and transferred to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve.
- Released from active duty for further service in a reserve component of the Armed Forces.
You may also be eligible if you were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001. If, on August 1, 2009, you are eligible for one of these programs and you qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you may make an irrevocable election to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Note: Once you elect to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you will no longer be eligible to receive benefits under the program from which you elected the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Visit www.gibill.va.gov for up-to-date information on this and other education benefits.