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Can I Use My GI Bill Veterans Benefits from 1979 to Buy a Home Today?

Q: I have been out of the military since 1979. My question is can I still use my GI Bill to purchase a home?

A: Yes you can. The VA's Home Loan Guaranty program is one of your veterans’ benefits applying to:

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Why Did My Post 9/11 GI Bill Housing Payments Stop After My Last Term?

Q: I have been getting the new GI Bill housing payments, until recently. I came back from winter break and have been enrolled in full-time classes, but I haven't received my check for the month of February. My rent is up and I am worried, help!

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Am I Eligible to Use the Army Benefits from Two G.I. Bills?

Q: I joined the US Army Reserves and received the GI Bill on my enlistment contract. I served my term and received an honorable discharge several years ago. Recently (7 months ago), my husband signed his Post 9/11 GI Bill over to me. Am I able to receive both my reserve GI Bill benefits and my husband's Post 9 /11 GI Bill benefits at the same time since they are different programs?

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Will My GI Bill from 1999 Pay for Flight Training Or Is It Only for Formal Education?

Q: I ETS'ed in 1999 and I just now have the opportunity to get an education. I want to get a commercial helicopter license. Will the G.I. Bill help with the tuition, or is it only for a formal education?

A: In 1999, you had the Montgomery G.I. Bill (MGIB-AD) as one of your Army benefits. The MGIB-AD does pay for flight training along with:

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Will the GI Bill Pay for Out-of-State Tuition?

Q: My home of record is Pennsylvania, but I am looking at going to school in Florida and living there, but not until school starts. Does this wind up counting as out-of-state tuition, and will the GI Bill cover it?

A: Yes, you will have to pay out-of-state tuition. As far as if the GI bill will cover it or not, both the Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill will partially, but each pay differently. Let me explain. 

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Can You Tell Me How Much My Post 9/11 GI Bill Housing Allowance Would Be?

Q: Good afternoon, I'm terribly sorry to bother you as I know you're very busy. My question is just as crazy as everyone else's. Recently, I found out about this new Post 9/11 GI Bill and I'm very interested in pursuing a degree with this. Is there a way to find out how much the housing allowance portion will be that is paid to the veteran? Once again, thank you for your time and consideration.

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Can You Be Chaptered Out of the Military for Weight and Still Get Benefits?

Q: Can you be chaptered out of the military for weight and still get benefits, if you have done an eight-year commitment?

A: I'm going to break your question down into two answers. To begin with, yes, you can be chaptered out of the military for weight under Chapter 18.  Why? Because you are in violation of a regulation.

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As a 21-year old Dependent of a Veteran, Do I Have Any GI Bill Benefits?

Q: My dad is a veteran and I'm 21 years old. Do I have any GI Bill Benefits?

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Is There Any Way to Recoup the Two Years of Army Benefits I Lost?

Q: I am a Vietnam Era Veteran under the old Montgomery GI Bill. I lost two years of my four years of education because of the 10-year limit to use it in ran out. Is there any way to recoup the 2 years I lost?

A: Probably not. The VA adjusts the delimiting date under these three conditions:

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