Veterans eligible for education benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill are now able to apply online for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Members of the military who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, including activated reservists and members of the National Guard, are eligible to receive up to four academic years of education benefits, including stipends for housing and books. Veterans will have up to 15 years after they leave active duty to use their education benefits
Applicants can apply through an online form at http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-1990-ARE.pdf. Payments will be processed beginning August 1.
“We have a responsibility to serve those who have bravely served us,” said Congresswoman Betsy Markey. “The Post-9/11 GI Bill will provide more opportunities for our newest veterans. I am proud that Congress came together to pass a historic bill that will open doors for our veterans, strengthen our economy, and help military recruitment.”