New GI Bill – How to Collect More Than $49,000 in benefits
The post 9/11 GI Bill offers more than $49,000 in benefits for qualified military members and veterans, according to the military.com article, “20 Top FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for the New GI Bill.” Knowing who’s eligible, however, can be challenging.
If a veteran served a minimum of 90 days on active duty after September 10, 2001, he may be eligible for the new GI Bill that went into effect August 1, 2009. The new bill basically covers active duty who served as an Armed Forces member or served as a call to order to active duty (National Guard and Reserve) member.
Qualifiers for the New GI Bill
According to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, eligible applicants must have served a minimum of 30 continuous days on active duty after September 10, 2001. Qualified applicants who have not served 90 days after the qualifying date must be discharged due to a service-connected disability.