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How Long Does It Take to Receive GI Bill Allowances?


Q: How long does it take to receive your allowances after the VA receives the enrollment verification from the school for each class under the Post 9/11 GI Bill?

A: It depends on the VA’s workload. During the fall term, it can take 8 to 10 weeks to process a Post 9/11 GI Bill application. This is the term when new GI Bill students usually start, so with new students and returning students, the VA typically gets overwhelmed with work. In the later terms, it shouldn’t take as long as they tend to get caught up by the end of the previous term.

Also know, that you will always be a month behind in getting paid from the VA. Because of the lag time in processing and always being a month behind, I recommend students have enough funds to get them through for one semester without relying on money from the VA. Far too often, I see students starting on a shoestring betting they will get money from the VA when they need it and when they don’t, all of a sudden they are in a financial bind with detracts them from their schoolwork. Pretty soon, their GPA does down the drain and they either fail or drop out.

Start school with the funds you need to get you through the first semester and then use the money you get from the VA to replace those funds. There are ways to get it (legally).


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