G.I. Bill

Will the "New" Post 9/11 GI Bill Now Cover Getting My Private Pilot's License?

Q: I understand that the "old" Post 9/11 GI Bill did not cover a private pilot's license, but after reading about the "new" Post 9/11 GI Bill it seems that this might be covered now. If I read it right, it says that after Oct 2011, the GI Bill will cover certifications including pilot certifications and also it will cover non-degree programs. Can you please clarify this? Thanks.

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Can I Transfer My Hazelwood Act Benefits to My Daughter?

Q:My daughter is in junior high school. Can she use my unused portion of the Hazelwood Act benefits? How do I find out how much left I have left in my Hazelwood Act benefits?

A: Under the Hazelwood Act Legacy Program, unused Hazelwood Act benefits can be transferred from a veteran to a dependent child provided she meets these eligibility requirements:

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Can My Ex-Wife Use My GI Bill Benefits Without My Permission?

Q: I’m enlisting in the Army and I’m also going through a divorce. I would like to know if my ex gets to use my GI Bill benefits. I also have an eight-year-old step-child along with my two children. Does she get benefits for them too or just my children? Thank you for your time.

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Can I Claim Education Benefits On My Father's GI Bill?

Q: My father was in Army and is now deceased, but he did not die while in the service. Can I, or how do I, claim any benefits or use something on his GI Bill for education? Thank you, and thank you for your services.

A: Whether you can claim GI Bill benefits or not depends on two different factors: your age and whether or not your dad was totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected event causing the disability.

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Will I Still Get My Interval Pay Being I Did Not Attend the Winter Term?

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Under the GI Bill 2.0, Will All My Training Time Now Count Toward the Post 9/11 GI Bill Eligibility?

Q: I joined the reserves July 12, 2007 and was on active duty training until August of 2009 due to my time at the Defense Language Institute. I was mobilized December of 2009 and deployed in July of 2010. My unit is due to return in the summer or early fall. I was told that even as a reservist that all my time on active duty status, to include training, is included in the Post 9/11 GI Bill 2.0 I just want to make sure that is true.

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When Will I Get My Post 9/11 GI Bill Housing Allowance as I Registered Two Weeks Ago?

Q:  I start school next week and I just registered for school two weeks ago. I was wondering when the VA was going to start giving me my BAH. I still have to get my books and supplies, and I have no money to do it with.

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Will My Benefits Continue Until the End of the Semester?

Q: I’m currently enrolled in a few online classes and my benefits expire in the middle of March. A few of my classes goes out into April/May time frame, will my benefits cease on that particular date that my benefits are to end or does it cut off after my last class for the semester? I want to make sure I'm financially prepared.

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Which GI Bill Should I Use, Chapter 30 or 33?

Q: What GI Bill should I use, Chapter 30 or 33?

A: It depends on your education plan. If you are going to:

* be a half-time student or less;

* take all online classes or;

* take a non-degree producing course (such as trade, technical, license or certification course), then stick with the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30).

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Will One of the GI Bill 2.0 Legislation Changes Now Pay for Test Prep Tuition

Q: I'm aware of the very recent changes to the New GI Bill which includes tuition for vocational schools. I was wondering if the GI Bill will also include tuition for test prep institutions such as Kaplan or Princeton Review for LSAT, GRE, MCAT classes.

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