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GIJOBS.COM | NOVEMBER 2018 | G.I. JOBS 31 EDU GI BILL POST-9/11 GI BILL AT A GLANCE WHO'S ELIGIBLE? • Those with 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001 • Those who have been discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days • National Guard members mobilized on Title 32 on or after Sept. 11, 2001 WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits. The benefit levels range from 40 percent to 100 percent depending on your time in service. If your release from active duty was before Jan. 1, 2013, there is a 15-year time limit after separation. If your discharge date is on or after Jan. 1, 2013, there is no time limitation. The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education. You've earned it, but do you really know it? Here's what you need to understand. $1 Billion = $67.7 BILLION Post-9/11 benefits paid by the VA since Aug. 1, 2009. MONTHLY HOUSING ALLOWANCE MHA • If you're a full-time student, you can receive a monthly stipend for living expenses equal to the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) of an E-5 with dependents in the same ZIP code as your school. • The prorated MHA is based on the student's percentage of training time, rounded up to the nearest tenth. • For those enrolled solely in distance learning, the housing allowance payable is equal to one-half the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependents. • For those attending foreign schools (schools without a main campus in the U.S.), the MHA rate is fixed for each academic year. • The academic year begins on Aug. 1. • The MHA is not paid when school is not in session. • MHA is not available on active duty. HOW IS IT PAID? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) makes tuition payments directly to the school. HOW MUCH IS AVAILABLE FOR BOOKS/ SUPPLIES? The VA will pay an annual books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 directly to full- time students, including active duty service members. WHERE CAN YOU APPLY FOR YOUR BENEFITS? Applications are available through the VA at gibill.va.gov. 100,000 people = 1.67 MILLION # of veterans and dependents who have used the Post-9/11 GI Bill since its inception on Aug. 1, 2009.

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