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

How Does a Kicker Affect My Post 9/11 GI Bill?


Q: I am in the process of getting out of the Army and going to college full time. When I enlisted I signed up with a GI Bill Kicker. My question is how does that affect the Post 9/11 GI Bill?

A: You can use a Kicker with the Post 9/11 GI Bill if it is a true kicker – one you did not have to pay into. Many people call the $600 Buy-Up program a kicker when in fact, it is not and it cannot be used with the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

If your Kicker is an enlistment incentive for signing up for a critical MOS or into a critical unit, or for the Army College Fund, then it is a true kicker and may be used with either the Post 9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill.

When you send in your application to start using your GI Bill, be sure and include the documentation showing that you are authorized a Kicker and for how much. Otherwise the VA doesn’t know, nor will they pay you without documentation. It will either show in your DD Form 4 Enlistment Packet or it will be a separate form/annex in the packet.


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. 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.

Enter to Win $1,000 for College From Lending Tree. Deadline to Enter January 31, 2022.

X

Enter NOW! Niche's $2,000 Scholarship Giveaway, Deadline July 31, 2021

X