Montgomery GI Bill, Chapter 30 program is the current
benefit available to active duty soldiers and active
date of entitlement will be established the date
that you meet all the above criteria. You will
be eligible to utilize these entitlements only
when your date of entitlement has been established.
currently serving on active duty are eligible to
use their Montgomery GI Bill benefits after two
years of qualifying service.
will be provided for pursuit of a program of education
of higher learning approved for VA benefits.
amount of benefits that are received will depend
on the number of years served on active duty.
VA will certify you as full-time, three-quarter-time,
one-half time, or less than half-time student and
will pay based on the following scale:
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that enlist for a 2x4 option (two years active
duty, four years in the selected reserve) will
receive benefits as if they had a first service
obligation of more than three years.
types of programs are eligible for VA benefits.
These include correspondence courses, cooperative
training, apprenticeships, and flight training.
Specific amount paid will depend on the nature
of the program entered.
maximum benefit under this program is 36 months
of full-time benefits or equivalent.
maximum time to draw unused benefits is ten years
from the date the soldier leaves active duty.
terminate when you have received benefits for a
total of 36 full-time months, or reach the ten
of benefits is authorized for failure to complete
a program of study or for unsatisfactory grades.
information about the Montgomery GI Bill Chapter 30
is available at the VA web site: http://www.gibill.va.gov/education/c30pam.htm
Veterans Administration regulations an individual may
become eligible for more than one education benefit.
In many instances a soldier can become eligible for
both Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606 of the Montgomery
G.I. Bill. These regulation limit the number of months
that an individual can receive benefits. Normal entitlement
is 36 full-time months for each program. If a soldier
qualifies for both programs, the maximum entitlement
that can ever be received is a total of 48 full-time
months or equivalent.
of Veterans Affairs
inquire concerning the status of your education claim
or to ask any general education benefit question, you
may contact the VA at their Education Inquiry page or call their toll-free number: 1-888-GI