If I Only Served 24 Months, Am I Still Eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill?
Q: If an active duty member in the Army served more than 24 months of his current enlistment and is being discharged (honorably), is he still eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill?
A: Yes, you secured minimum Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits after serving your first 90-days after you completed IADT and whatever other training time you may have incurred, along with your honorable discharge. Training time does not count toward Post 9/11 GI Bill eligibility.
What you will not get with 24 months of service is 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill – that takes at least three years of eligible service. With 24 months of eligible time, you will be at the 80% level, meaning you would get 80% of your tuition, fees, housing allowance and book stipend paid instead of 100%. Also, at less than the 100% level, you would not be eligible to use the Yellow Ribbon Program.