The Post-9/11 GI Bill at a Glance

US Department of Veteran Affairs
The Post-9/11 GI Bill at a Glance

Here is the post-9/11 GI Bill in a nutshell.

Who qualifies?

  • People who have served at least 90 days of military service after Sept. 10, 2001 and received an honorable discharge.
  • To receive full benefits, veterans need to have served 36 months of active duty service or been discharged for a disability connected to their service after 30 days of service
  • If veterans have served less than 36 months, they can receive 40 to 90 percent of benefits under the bill, depending on how long they served.
  • Veterans can also transfer their educational benefits to their spouse and children if they meet additional requirements.

Benefits include:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Housing allowance
  • Books and supplies (up to $1,000 per year)
  • Rural benefit payment

For more information on the GI Bill, click here.

Posted on BrainLine April 2, 2013.

From the US Department of Veterans Affairs.