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(MGIB-AD CHAPTER 30)

The Montgomery GI Bill, Chapter 30 program is the current benefit available to active duty soldiers and active duty veterans.

Entitlement
  • The 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.
  • Soldiers currently serving on active duty are eligible to use their Montgomery GI Bill benefits after two years of qualifying service.
Benefits
  • Benefits will be provided for pursuit of a program of education at institutions of higher learning approved for VA benefits.
  • The amount of benefits that are received will depend on the number of years served on active duty.
  • The 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:

Please visit the following web address to view the most current rates: http://www.gibill.va.gov/education/rates.htm

  • Soldiers 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.
  • Other 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.
  • The maximum benefit under this program is 36 months of full-time benefits or equivalent.
Benefits Termination
  • The maximum time to draw unused benefits is ten years from the date the soldier leaves active duty.
  • Benefits terminate when you have received benefits for a total of 36 full-time months, or reach the ten year mark.
Recoupment
  • Recoupement of benefits is authorized for failure to complete a program of study or for unsatisfactory grades.

Additional information about the Montgomery GI Bill Chapter 30 is available at the VA web site: http://www.gibill.va.gov/education/c30pam.htm

Multiple VA Entitlements

Under 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.

Department of Veterans Affairs

To 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 BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

 

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