Military.com | By Jim Absher
Here are the most asked questions about the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
1. Question: Who is eligible?
Answer: You’re eligible if you served a minimum of 90 days on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001. This covers active duty served as a member of the Armed Forces or as a result of a call or order to active duty from a reserve component (National Guard and Reserve) under certain sections of Title 10.
The following types of reserve/guard duty count toward qualification for the Post 9/11 GI Bill:
- All Title 10 active duty supporting named contingency operations
- Title 32 service for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, or training the National Guard
- Title 32 service under section 502(f) for the purpose of responding to a national emergency
- All voluntary active duty, with the exception of active duty for medical care and medical evaluation
- Title 10 service under 502(f): Title 10 service under 12301(h) for the purpose of receiving service-related medical care
- A reservist who receives a Purple Heart for service occurring on or after September 11, 2001.
- Service under 12304, 12304a, and 12304b orders, mobilization to provide assistance in response to a major disaster or emergency or for preplanned missions in support of combatant commands
- Individuals ordered to active duty under section 12301(h) of title 10, USC to receive authorized medical care, to be medically evaluated for disability or other purposes, or to complete a required Department of Defense healthcare study.
If you are a veteran, you must have an honorable discharge. If you served at least 30 days active duty and have a disability discharge you are also eligible.
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