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For 9 Months of Service, Can I Get Both the MGIB and Post 9/11 GI Bill?

Q: I was active duty in the Army from July 27, 2004, to May 10, 2005. I was in unit and out of training by February 2, 2005. I received an Honorable Discharge, Medical (Condition Existing Prior to Service/Service-Connected Condition/Condition Interfering with Duty). I have a documented service related disability of 10% and receive monthly disability payments. I was awarded approximately 9 months of Montgomery GI-Bill (Chapter 30) benefits, which I used in their entirety before September 2006. I am currently thinking of attempting graduate school. Could I potentially receive benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)? Thanks.

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Will the GI Bill Pay For a Technical School Program?

Q: Hello, I have a defaulted federal loan that I'm currently paying on, but it is going to take 6 months of consecutive payments in order for me to apply for school loans again. My question is can I use the GI Bill to go back to school? Let's say I want to go to a school, such as ITT tech. Would I have to apply for loans again, or can I just use the GI Bill. Thank you very much.

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How Long Do I Have to Wait to Use My Husband's MGIB?

Q: Hello, my husband signed up for the MGIB and I wanted to know if I could use it. If so, how long do I have to wait to use it.

A: I'm thinking you are confusing two different GI Bills.  The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) does not have a benefits transfer option, however, the Post 9/11 GI Bill does have a transfer feature.

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If I'm Eligible for Two GI Bills, How Many Months of Benefit Am I Authorized?

Q: I have 19 years of service and I'm currently appealing the Post 9/11 GI Bill amount of months I was awarded. I used the Montgomery GI Bill in 1996 for a 2-week OJT training course from Jan 11, 1996- Jan 25, 1996. The Montgomery GI Bill reimbursed me $4,734 for this course.

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Can I Lose My Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits for Failing a Class?

Q: I am currently receiving the Post 9/11 GI Bill. I'm having one of the toughest times with this class that I am taking at Kansas State University. The bottom line is, there is no chance of me passing this class this semester. What is going to happen in the event I fail this class? I have heard that I will have to pay back my benefits for that class that I fail; I have also heard that I will no longer be eligible for GI Bill benefits. Which of these is true? Can you please shed some light on this subject? Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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What Happens to My Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits If I Fail a Class?

Q: I am currently receiving the Post 9/11 GI Bill. I am having one of the toughest times with this class that I'm taking at Kansas State University. The bottom line is, there is no chance of me passing this class this semester. What is going to happen in the event that I fail this class? I have heard that I will have to pay back my benefits for that class that I fail; I have also heard that I will no longer be eligible for GI Bill benefits. Which of these is true? Can you please shed some light on this subject? Thank you for your cooperation and understanding,

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Can I Lose My GI Bill Benefits for Unexcused Absences?

Q: Can I lose my GI Bill benefits for having absences from the Reserves? I have been in the Reserves for a year, but they never contacted me to in-process. I called my recruiter several times (during the first 6 months). She just kept saying they would contact me. It has been a year and the first contact I have gotten from them is a letter saying that with 12 unexcused absences and that I will be discharged, unless I get them excused. And that I may lose my GI benefits. They didn't even put a phone number to call to talk to someone.

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If I'm in the National Guard, Can I Get a Housing Allowance?

Q: I'm curious about BAH and GI Bill. What will I receive if enrolled in college full time? The college VA Office told me I would get $333/month from GI Bill (I am in the old one I believe? 1607?) I am in the Guard, 1 year of service, no deployment. I have heard mixed statements about also receiving BAH in the amount of E5 w/dependents based on the zip code of my school? If that is correct, what paperwork, and to whom do I submit it to? Any help would be great! I want to get a degree prior to my 2013 deployment date, but sure can't live on only $300/month.

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Do I Receive the Post 9/11 GI Bill Housing Allowance for Just 36 Months?

Q: I received a $40,000 college bonus on top of my GI Bill. Will I be receiving BAH for the entire time I am in college or just the 36 months?

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Will Dropping a Class Affect My Post 9/11 GI Bill Army Benefits Housing Allowance?

Q: Hi, I'm currently enrolled full-time at the University of Alabama, and before I drop a course that could really hurt my GPA, I would like to know if I drop one course will that impact my BAH for the entire semester? I would also like to know why we receive partial BAH depending on the start of classes? The logic behind BAH is depending on the location you live in while in school, but most leases start the 1st of the month, so why doesn't BAH cover the full month of "move-in" and "move-out"?

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