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Could I Use Both My Dad’s and My GI Bill?

Q: Could I use my dad’s GI Bill? I can go to school free if it’s in the state of Indiana. I’m also joining the military, so could I use both my GI Bill and my dad’s?

A: If you can go to school for free in Indiana, then you must be referring to the Remission of Fees for Children of Disabled Veterans program. If your dad qualifies as disabled, then you may be eligible for up to 124 semester hours of tuition-free education at a state supported Indiana school.

As far as using your dad’s GI Bill, if he has the Post 9/11 GI Bill and transfers eligibility to you, then yes you could use it. However, if he only has the Montgomery GI Bill or does not make a transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to you, then no, you can’t use it. Being he is the one who earned the benefit, he has full control over how that benefit is used.

To answer your last question, yes you could use both your GI Bill and your fathers (but not at the same time). By spending at least three years in the military, you would get 36 months of your own Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, plus you could get up to another 36 months from your father. And you could get the 124 hours from Indiana’s Remission Fees program.

But keep in mind that you only have up to age 26 to use Post 9/11 GI Bill transferred benefits, so if you go into the military right after high school, use your dad’s GI Bill benefits first. You have up to 15 years from your date of discharge to use your GI Bill benefits and I could not find an ending age for the Remission Fees program.

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