I was contacted by The United States Department of Veterans Affairs to post the steps to take to receive the Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits.
When a military member uses their GI Bill benefits they can go back to school and it will allow them to find a job post-military life or will allow them to do more with their military career. There are a lot of benefits to going back to school and it is great that the GI bill is there to help those that have served their country get ahead. Some do not take advantage of these benefits but it is important to look into if you have them. They can be a way to get to where you want to go in your career. You can use them to get your AA or BA or even just go to technical school or complete a month long program in order to gain a skill that can help you find a new type of job.
1. Check your eligibility online at www.gibill.va.gov
2. Submit your application VA Form 22-1990 or 22-1990E.
3. After you have enrolled in school, check with your School Certifying Official (SCO) to confirm that your VA enrollment certification has been sent to the VA on your behalf. This form certifies your actual enrollment period and triggers your payment. *Here’s a little hint: the school’s designated SCO will be found in the Financial Aid Department, Admissions and Records Department, or Registrar’s Office.)
4. And last but not least, enjoy the education benefits you earned!
And here is the main website:
You can also send the text GIBill to 99702.
Make sure to double check on the website what you need to do. Sometimes things change or will be a little different and you always want to be aware of your military benefits so you can use them.
Last Updated on April 4, 2016 by Julie Provost