Presentation on theme: "POST 9/11 GI BILL CHAPT. 33. When Can I Receive Benefits? Benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009 No payments can be made."— Presentation transcript:
When Can I Receive Benefits? Benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009 No payments can be made before that date.
Am I Eligible? Must serve at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001 – Can add two or more periods together to get the 90 days Can be used on active duty or following discharge from active duty If discharged for service connected disability, must have served 30 continuous days on active duty.
If Eligible Under Other Education Programs If eligible under other education programs on August 1, 2009 and qualify for CH. 33, may make irrevocable election to receive CH. 33 benefits. Once receive benefits under CH. 33 no longer eligible to receive benefits under education programs.
How Much Will I Receive? Based on length of service, entitled to a percentage of the following: –Cost of tuition and fees –Monthly housing allowance –Yearly books and supplies stipend
Cost of Tuition and Fees Not to exceed the most expensive in-state rates Paid directly to the school
Monthly Housing Allowance Not payable if attending half time or less. Equal to the basic E-5 housing allowance in same zip code as your school. Paid directly to the veteran.
Books and Supplies Sitpend Paid annually - Up to $1000 Paid based on credit hours at rate of $41.67 per credit hour. If you take 12 credit hours per semester and attend two semesters a year you will receive the full $1000.
How Much Cont. May also be eligible for: –One time $500 payment if living in highly rural area –Tutorial Assistance –Work-Study Assistance –Yellow Ribbon Program
Yellow Ribbon Program If attending private school and tuition rates exceed highest in-state costs If school agrees to waive 50% of remaining tuition and fees, VA will pay the other 50% of unpaid tuition.
How Many Months of Assistance Can I Receive? Generally 36 months Up to 48 months if used in conjunction with other programs
How Long Am I Eligible? 15 years from last period of active duty of at least 90 days. If released for service connected disability after at least 30 days of continuous service.
What Does CH. 33 Cover? Only degree granting schools If transferred to CH. 33 from other education program, may receive CH. 33 benefits for OJT, Apprenticeship programs, etc. but will be payable at rate previously authorized under other education program from which transferred.
OVERPAYMENTS If veteran enrolls and either fails a class or drops out, an overpayment will be created for all courses not satisfactorily completed. –Can create a large overpayment very quickly No additional benefits will be paid until overpayment is recouped.
Can I Transfer My Benefits to My Dependents? Only while still on active duty At the discretion of DOD Must have a minimum of 6 years active duty and obligate for an additional 4 years.