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1 POST 9/11 MGIB Ms. Catherine Kim & Mr. Daryl Patrick HQMC MGIB POCs (703) / 9551

2 Chapter 33, Title 38 Effective August 1,2009 Optional participation in the MGIB No monetary contribution required 36 months of full-time education benefits Benefits expire 15 years after separation from active duty.

3 Basic Eligibility Requirements Active duty on or after September 11, 2001 Service time is calculated on an aggregate basis Minimum of 90 days on active duty to be eligible. **Must not have utilized all benefits under either Chapter 30, 107, 1606 or 1607.

4 AMOUNT of ASSISTANCE POST 9/11 Era eligible only (ON Active Duty since SEPTEMBER 11, 2001) Effective 8/01/09 - Serves 36 months* = 100% of benefits. - At least 30 months, but less than 36 months* = 90% - At least 24 months, but less than 30 months* = 80% - At least 18 months, but less than 24 months* = 70% - At least 12 months, but less than 18 months* = 60% - At least 6 months, but less than 12 months* = 50% - At least 90 days, but less than 6 months* = 40% *Aggregate of months served after Sept 11, 2001.

5 MONETARY AMOUNTS Tuition – Payments are made directly to the educational institution –May not exceed maximum amount of established charges regularly charged in-State students for full-time pursuit of approved programs of education for undergraduates by the public institution of higher education Monthly Stipend – not to exceed $1000 –Monthly housing stipend –Lump sum amount for books

6 AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER BENEFITS Eligibility – –Active duty for at least six years. –Agrees to remain on active duty another 4 years. Transferable to: –Individual’s spouse –To one or more individual’s children –To a combination of the individuals above Limitation of months –Not yet determined by the Secretary of Defense.

7 FOR MORE INFORMATION General VA Questions GI BILL-1 ( ) Education Questions VA Home Page: Legislative updates:


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