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Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty September 10, 2001. You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001. For more information visit http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/

Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available to those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. There are two main programs:

Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance

There are two main GI Bill programs offering education assistance to survivors and dependents of Veterans: 

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC) and Employment Coordinators (EC) are ready to help Veterans and Service members who have service-connected disabilities and an employment barrier/handicap find suitable careers. Your VRC will provide vocational counseling, refer you to appropriate opportunities and services specific to your needs, and help you reach your employment goals. More information can be found at www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab

ADDITIONAL LINKS/INFORMATION:

Primary Link for veteran benefits:

VA Deferment -  To complete Gulf Coast State College deferment, clock on the following link: GCSC Military Veteran Deferment

VA Vets.gov - Claims for Veterans Pension Benefits, Application for Education benefits and Burial benefits are submitted online through vets.gov. Vets.gov

Additional links

Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran’s educational assistance programs are the responsibility of the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA issues regulations, makes eligibility determinations and defray beneficiary payments. The toll free number to the VA Regional Processing Office in Muskogee, OK is 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). This number will connect the caller to the VA Education Information Line where counselors should be able to provide additional information concerning benefits eligibility, payment status, etc. The VA website is www.va.gov

Ebenefits – For members with a current ebenefit account, this site allows you to review your benefits. Note, much of this may soon migrate into Vets.gov. www.ebenefits.va.gov

Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) - Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/Default.aspx

VA Vets.gov - Claims for Veterans Pension Benefits, Application for Education benefits and Burial benefits are submitted online through vets.gov. Vets.gov

Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) - GI Bill, Chapter 30 users must verify their status monthly either online:  https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do

Request for Military transcript:        
Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard - https://jst.doded.mil/official.html
Air Forcehttp://www.au.af.mil/au/barnes/ccaf/transcripts.asp
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