Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill
What is the Post 9/11 GI Bill?
The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. The benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date.
Click here to view what the Post 9-11 GI Bill will pay eligible individuals (as of August 1, 2012).
Based on your length of active duty service, you are entitled to a certain percentage of the maximum payable benefits. These percentages are as follows:
|Individuals serving an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of:||Percentage of Maximum Benefit Payable|
|At least 36 months||100|
|At least 30 continuous days and discharged due to service-connected disability||100|
|At least 30 months < 36 months||90|
|At least 24 months < 30 months||80|
|At least 18 months < 24 months||70|
|At least 12 months < 18 months||60|
|At least 6 months < 12 months||50|
|At least 90 days < 6 months||40|
Am I eligible?
The Post 9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 continuous days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The Post 9/11 GI Bill will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009.
How can you apply?
You will need to bring the following documents to the Office of Veterans Affairs (Administration Building, Room 348):
- Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214)
- Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990)
- Stony Brook University VA Benefits Enrollment Application (SBU VA Form)
- A copy of your class schedule and bill.
Your unit will give you a copy of your DD Form 214. You will need to fill out the VA Form 22-1990, and the SBU VA Form. These documents, along with a copy of your current class schedule need to be submitted to the Office of Veterans Affairs.
Electronically: You can submit the VA Form 22-1990 online through VONAPP. This form must be filled out for first time users of the Post 9/11 GI Bill as well as those who are transferring from the Montgomery GI Bill. After this is done, submit a copy of the certificate of eligibility to the Office of Veterans Affairs.
Note: You must verify your enrollment the last day of every month during the semester you are certified for benefits. Failure to verify will result in failure to receive payment from the VA.
All Chapter 33 applications and benefits originating from SUNY at Stony Brook are processed through the VA Regional Office in Buffalo, NY (1-888-442-4551).