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If My GI Bill Benefits End Mid-Term, When Does My Pay Stop?

Q: I’ve seen several answers to this question, but please help me clear it up: If my entitlements run out mid-term do they continue until the end? If so, does that include MAH and tuition? Thanks!

A: It depends on which GI Bill you are using. If you are using the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) then yes, you will continue to get your monthly payment to the end of the semester or until 12 weeks after you run out of eligibility, whichever comes first. Once you reach the end of the semester or the 12-week mark, your money stops.

Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, your tuition is paid and you get your monthly housing allowance and book stipend until the day your eligibility runs out. Then it stops.

Under both GI Bills, if your reach your delimitation date – the date your benefits end, which is 10 years from your date of discharge for the MGIB and 15 years for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, your money also stops instantly. That is mandated by Congressional law.

If you are eligible for both the MGIB and Post 9/11 GI Bill, you can use up your 36 months of MGIB entitlement and then switch to the Post 9/11 GI Bill and get an additional 12 months of entitlement. That way, you don’t have a break in benefits and the money keeps coming in.

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