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If I Had the Old GI Bill and I’m Back In, Do I Get the Post 9/11 GI Bill?

Author Ron Kness is no longer in the service.

Q: I am a prior service member and I am now back in. I used part of my old GI Bill, but not all and it is past the ten-year mark. Can I get the New 9/11 GI Bill now that I’m back in or not? Thank you.

A: Once you have served at least 90 days on active duty, you will qualify for minimum Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits (40%). To get to the 100% level takes at least three years.

My concern is that you had the old Montgomery GI Bill. Under the Rule of 48, if you qualify for more than one GI Bill, you are limited to a combined maximum entitlement of 48 months, so you may only get the same number of months under the Post 9/11 GI Bill as you had left under the Montgomery GI Bill. The only thing that might change that would be if they don’t count the Montgomery because it is past the delimiting date, but I don’t think so. If they don’t count your old GI Bill, then you would get the full 36 months of entitlement.

As you know, under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the VA pays your tuition and fees, up to the in-state maximum, directly to your school. You get paid a monthly housing allowance and a book stipend.

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