POST 9/11 GI BILL, Chapter 33

 
The Post 9/11 GI Bill is an education program for Service Members who serve on qualifying active duty after September 10, 2001 and receive an honorable discharge.
 
(Reference : Title 38 USC Chapter 33, DoDI 1341.13)
 
 
***Effective 1 Aug 2021, Service Members and / or their dependants utilizing the Post-9/11 GI Bill***
must certify their enrollment monthly via www.gibill.va.gov/wave  
 
 
 
Eligibility Criteria:  Post 9-11 GI Bill Ch33_2Feb2021.pdfPost 9-11 GI Bill Ch33_2Feb2021.pdf
 
You may be eligible if you served at least 90 days in a period of qualifying active duty on or after September 11, 2001 or in a qualifying duty status for 30 continuous days and separated due to a service-connected disability or injury.
 
 
 
Qualifying Active Duty service is:
 
  • Service in any active component.
  • Title 10 U.S.C. Sections 672(d), 688, 12301(a), 12301(d), 12301(g), 12301(h), 12302, 12304, 12304a, or 12304b
  • Title 10 AGR or Title 32 AGR
  • Title 32 U.S.C., Section 502(f) as follows:
    • Operation Noble Eagle:
    • Sep 11, 2001 - May 31, 2002
    • ​​Southwest Border (Operation Guardian Shield):
    • Feb 15, 2019 - Jan 20, 2021
    • COVID-19 Pandemic Response:
    • March 22, 2020 - March 31, 2021
    • 59th Presidential Inauguration:
    • January 11-24, 2021
  • Serve in a qualifying duty status for 30 continuous days and separate due to a service-connected disability or injury.
  • Purple Heart recipients eligible at 100% payment tier.

National Guard Support to US Capitol Police-20210309.pdfNational Guard Support to US Capitol Police-20210309.pdf

 

Effective 1 August 2018:  Title 10 Sections 12301(h), 12304a, and 12304b are qualifying service for Post-9/11 GI Bill.

 
  • Title 10 Section 12301(h) for service on or after 11 September 2001.
  • Title 10 Sections 12304a and 12304b for service on or after 30 June 2008.
  • Payments by the VA and TEB eligibility for these three services will be recognized effective 1 August 2018.
 

 

 
Post 9/11, Chapter 33 Application Process:
 

How to Apply for GI Bill Benefits.pdfHow to Apply for GI Bill Benefits.pdf

https://www.va.gov

Notify the School Certifying Official / VA Representative at your school so they can certify your enrollment.

Effective 1 Aug 2021, Service Members and / or their dependants utilizing the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Ch. 33) must certify their enrollment monthly via www.gibill.va.gov/wave  

 

 

 

What can I use my Post-9/11 GI Bill for?

 
Correspondence training
 
Cooperative training
 
Entrepreneurship training
 
Flight training
 
Independent and distance learning
 
Institutes​ of higher learning undergraduate and graduate degrees
 
licensing and certification reimbursement
 
Vocational/technical training, non-college degree programs
 
National testing reimbursement
 
On-the-job training
 
Tutorial assistance
 
Vocational/technical training
 
 
 
 
 
School References for CH 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill:
 
 
 
Does your place of learning qualify for GI Bill funding? WEAMS Public
 
Qualify for the 100% Payment Tier? Yellow Ribbon Program
 
 
 
TEB (Transfer of Education Benefits)
 
 
 
TEB is an incentive for continued service offered to Service Members who qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
 
(Ref: Title 38 USC Section 3319; DoDI 1341.13)
 
 
 
 
Qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill at any payment tier.
 
Be currently serving in the Uniformed Services, with at least six years completed
 
NOT be flagged for adverse action, APFT/ABCP failure, or as Unsatisfactory Participant
 
Agree to a four-year service obligation from the date of your transfer request (Through milConnect)
 
Transfer to an eligible dependent
 
Spouse and /or dependents must be listed under you in DEERS
 
Transfer to children must be completed before each child's 23rd birthday (21st birthday if not enrolled full-time at an Education Institution)
 
Wards and Foster Update: Effective 5 January 2021, Wards and Foster Children are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill TEB
 
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ELIMINATION OF 16 YEAR LIMIT ON TEB
 
 
 
 
How to Apply?
 
Step 1:
Contact the VA to determine how many months you have remianing:
  • We recommend you create a case to a subject matter expert at the VA by "Submitting a Question" located above the graduation cap at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
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  • You can also call the GI Bill call center at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551)
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Step 2: 
 
 
 
*Max of 36 months can be transferred amongst all qualifying dependents.
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     Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017