Eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®

The prospective student must have served for a minimum of 90 consecutive days after September 10, 2012 to qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

Individuals eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® receive a certain percentage of the benefits available based on the time of service in the military since September 10,.2001.

If the veteran is eligible for the post-9/11 GI Bill® and other GI Bill® benefits they are required to make an irrevocable choice of which benefit they want to receive.

The Post -9/11 GI Bill® payment is based on the amount of service completed after September 10, 2001. The tuition and fees payment, housing allowance, and book stipend are all based on this percentage. They will receive a larger benefit if they served more active duty or mobilization.

Time on Active Duty (Including Reserve and Guard) Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable
At least 36 months 100%
At least 30 continuous days on active duty and discharged due to service-connected disability 100%
30 months to 36 months 90%
24 months to 30 months 80%
18 months to 24 months 70%
12 months to 18 months 60%
6 months to 12 months 50%
90 days to 6 months 40%

If you participated in the $600 buy-up under the Montgomery GI Bill® or REAP, you will not receive that additional benefit under the Post- 9/11/ GI Bill®.

Individuals eligible for a kicker under another benefit may receive the kicker under the Post- 9/11 GI Bill®. The monthly kicker amount will be prorated based on the individual’s rate of pursuit. Payment will be issued in a lump sum directly to the student. Post – 9/11 GI Bill® kickers will be payable only if the individual is entitled to a monthly housing allowance. Payment will be issued with the monthly housing allowance.