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.
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.