The new GI Bill® (GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) has replaced the obsolete Montgomery GI Bill® system with a World War II style bill that provides tuition payments directly to the school, a monthly living allowance, and a stipend of $1,000 per year. To qualify for the benefits, a veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty service post-9/11, or have served 30 days and been discharged due to a service related injury or illness.
The GI Bill isn't a thank you for your service. What it really is is a readjustment benefit. It is giving them the opportunity to do something that is constructive for their mind and their body...allows them to move forward in life. Tom Tarantino, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Information on the “new” GI Bill®, including the Yellow Ribbon Program and Transfer of Entitlement Option can be found at https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/post-9-11/.
Having trouble with your GI Bill®? Contact the Veterans Educational Services office at 618-453-2791 .