New Applicants: If you have never received VA Educational Benefits, Click the button below and complete the application online (form #22-1990). Be sure to keep a copy of what you submit to the VA for yourself. The VA may take 4-10 weeks to process your application. If you contributed an additional $600 to your education benefits, you will need to make that notation in the Remarks section of the application. However, if you are now opting for the Post 9/11 bill, the $600 is non-transferable and non-refundable.
Prior Recipients: Complete the Change of Program or Place of Training (form #22-1995 or form #22-5499 if you are a Chapter 35 dependent) by clicking the button below and completing the form.
What next? The VA will notify you when they receive your application. Once they have processed your application they will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which contains the number of months you have eligible, the percent of your eligibility, and the date your eligibility expires. Submit a copy of this COE to the school. Once you arrive for training the school will electronically submit the beginning and ending dates for the classes you are registered for.
Once the VA matches the certification to your records they will issue payment. Payments are paid a month in arrears.
Eligible Dependents: This is for spouses and/or children of veterans who have died in the line of duty or have service connected disabilities. Go to gibill.va.gov and complete application form #2254-90.
Transfer of Eligibility: Post 9/11 veterans who meet certain criteria can transfer a portion of his/her education benefits to spouses and/or children. The veteran needs to complete a transfer application on his/her Department of Defense web page. Once approval has been awarded the dependent needs to complete the VA form #22-1990E found on the gibill.va.gov website.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ALL TRANSCRIPTS TO ESI FOR REVIEW.
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HAVE ALL OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS MILITARY AND COLLEGE ALIKE SENT TO;
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At least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. An Honorable discharge is required to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
» Up to 36 months of benefits; payable for approved training on or after August 1, 2009.
» Determined by the length of active duty service (40% up to 100% per length of active duty service).
» Expires 15 years after last period of active duty service of at least 90 days.
» Effective October 1, 2011, usable for NCD, OJT, flight programs, and correspondence training.
Post-9/11 Payment Tiers
Service Requirements (after 9/10/01 an individual must serve an aggregate of)
Payment Tiers Percentage At least 36 months 100%
At least 30 continuous days on active duty (Must be discharged due to service-connected disability) 100%
At least 30 months, but less than 36 months 90%
At least 24 months, but less than 30 months 80%
*At least 18 months, but less than 24 months 70%
*At least 12 months, but less than 18 months 60%
*At least 06 months, but less than 12 months 50%
*At least 90 days, but less than 6 months 40%
*Excludes time in Basic Military Training and/or Skill Training