Veterans Educational Assistance
Servicepersons who served on active duty for at least 90 days after 9/10/11 maybe eligible for Chapter 33 educational benefits through the GI bill. Also, veterans may have eligibility for Chapters 30, 35, 1606 and 1607.
You can view the Institutional training rates to get an idea of the basic entitlements and monthly benefits that could be available to you. For more comprehensive information, go to www.gibill.va.gov or call 1-888-442-4551.
Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) – Chapter 33
Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) is paid only to Chapter 33 eligible students who are attending at a rate of pursuit of greater than 50%, is prorated by the rate of pursuit and eligibility level, is based on the Department of Defense Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents, and is paid based on the zip code of the school where the enrollment certification is completed. Interval (Break) Pay No Longer Authorized – All Chapters. Each student should closely monitor their entitlement. Students with a premium login to eBenefits can track their entitlement on a semester/term/quarter basis:
Break or interval pay is no longer payable under any VA education benefit program unless under an Executive Order of the President or due to an emergency, such as a natural disaster or strike.
Test Reimbursement for Veterans
Many professions such as nursing require a licensing test in order to work in the profession. The GI bill may cover this expense up to $2000. You must be eligible to receive benefits in order to receive test reimbursement. You need to send a request to the VA. Download this information sheet for details or contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551.