This website is not affiliated with the U.S. government or military.

Do I Get to Keep My Post 9/11 GI Bill or Not?

Author Ron Kness is no longer in the service.

Q: So I enlisted in the Army on Feb 8th 2006 for three years and 16 weeks. I reenlisted in Jan of 2009 for three more years. I got kicked out on Oct 18th 2011. Now everyone has been telling me that I get to keep my GI Bill, but when I submitted my 22-1990 to the VA, they denied my claim. Do I get to keep my GI Bill? Does they VA not know I reenlisted? Technically I got an honorable discharge right?

A: To answer your questions, yes you did get an Honorable Discharge from your first term of service and no the VA probably doesn’t know you reenlisted. If they had, then most likely they would have approved your VA Form 22-1990. So now it is your job to prove to them that you did in fact get an Honorable discharge from your first term of enlistment.

Did you get a DD256 Honorable Discharge Certificate when you reenlisted? You can use a copy of that form to prove that you were honorably discharged. Or you can send in a copy of your new DD4 papers. If your DD214 shows your reenlistment, you could also send in a copy of it as proof.

With over three years of service after September 10, 2001, you would have 36 months of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits at the 100% tier that you should be able to use. Once the VA gets your proof of honorable discharge, along with your new VA Form 22-1990, they should approve your New GI Bill application.

2 responses on “Do I Get to Keep My Post 9/11 GI Bill or Not?

I just received MILPER Message Number 13-102, Proponent: AHRC-PDE, Title: POST 9/11 GI BILL TRANSFER OF EDUCATION BENEFITS (TEB) FOUR-YEAR SERVICE OBLIGATION FOR APPROVED TEB REQUESTS SUBMITTED ON/AFTER 1 AUG 13, Issued [15 Apr 13]

I’m an Active Duty Army LTC with over 24 years of AD service.

The message says “All soldiers who request TEB on/after 1 Aug 13 will incur a four-year service obligation regardless of time in service.”

I am going to be reviewed by the Selective Early Retirement Board (SERB) in August 2013 because I have been considered for COL 2 or more times and not selected. I am very confident that the board will select me to retire.

I want to transfer my GI Bill benefits to my 2 children in the most advantageous way possible. Does this message mean that I have to submit my TEB request immediately and it must be approved before 1 August 2013 (e.g., 20 days from now)? My concern is if I submit the TEB request right now, it might not get approved by 1 August and I’ll incur the 4-year ADSO.

Is there maybe a provision that exempts SERB targeted officers (e.g., me) from the ADSO?

I appreciate any clarification you can provide. This message is alarming and is almost a reason for me to go to my Congressman because – with over 24 years of active duty service – I earned my GI Bill fair and square (commissioned May 1989, active duty with zero gaps from then until present).

I understand your concern Sir, but like the message says, you have to request before August 1st. Your request does not have to be approved by August 1st.

And thank-you for your service Sir.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Privacy Policy | About Us | FAQ | Terms of Service | Disclaimers | Do Not Sell My Personal Information (CA and NV residents)

Copyright © 2020 EducationDynamics. All Rights Reserved.

This is a private website that is not affiliated with the U.S. government, U.S. Armed Forces or Department of Veteran Affairs. U.S. government agencies have not reviewed this information. This site is not connected with any government agency. If you would like to find more information about benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, please visit the official U.S. government web site for veterans’ benefits at http://www.va.gov.

The sponsored schools featured on this site do not include all schools that accept GI Bill® funding or VA Benefits.For more information on how to choose a school, visit. For more information on ArmyStudyGuide.com, visit our FAQ page or follow the About Us link found below. To contact ArmyStudyGuide, email us.

Disclosure: EducationDynamics receives compensation for the featured schools on our websites (see “Sponsored Schools” or “Sponsored Listings” or “Sponsored Results”). So what does this mean for you? Compensation may impact where the Sponsored Schools appear on our websites, including whether they appear as a match through our education matching services tool, the order in which they appear in a listing, and/or their ranking. Our websites do not provide, nor are they intended to provide, a comprehensive list of all schools (a) in the United States (b) located in a specific geographic area or (c) that offer a particular program of study. By providing information or agreeing to be contacted by a Sponsored School, you are in no way obligated to apply to or enroll with the school.

This is an offer for educational opportunities that may lead to employment and not an offer for nor a guarantee of employment. Students should consult with a representative from the school they select to learn more about career opportunities in that field. Program outcomes vary according to each institution’s specific program curriculum. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. The financial aid information on this site is for informational and research purposes only and is not an assurance of financial aid.