Do You Have GI Bill Education Benefits?

Graduate, Undergraduate, Non-College Degree, Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training (OJT) Programs may be approved for eligible veterans with GI Bill Education Benefits.  If approved, you can receive educational benefits while achieving your career objective.


Must have entered active duty after July 1, 1985, and contributed $100 per month during the first year of service.





Must have entered active duty between January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985, and contributed to the Veterans Educational Assistance Program.



The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a recently added benefit providing educational assistance to individuals who have served at least 90 consecutive days on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Approved training includes graduate and undergraduate degrees.



A surviving spouse or dependent of a killed/missing in action or a 100% service connected disabled veteran with wartime service.




For National Guard and Reserve members with a 6-year commitment.  Contact your National Guard or Reserve Unit to verify your eligibility.




On or after September 11, 2001, if the member served on active duty in support of a contingency operation for 90 consecutive days or more.  Contact your National Guard or Reserve Unit to verify your eligibility.


GI Bill Education Benefits Chapter 30, 32, 1606 and 1607 are valid for only 10 years from date of separation from active duty and 14 years for Guard/Reserves while serving. Chapter 33 GI Bill Education Benefits are valid for 15 years from the date of separation. When calling the VA Regional Office (888-442-4551) for eligibility, have your service/social security number, birth date and dates of entrance and discharge available. 

You may also speak to a VA counselor at 800-827-1000.  Be specific as to the program/career you are pursuing.  If you have further questions, you may contact the Indiana State Approving Agency at 800-400-4520.

If you have eligibility for more than one benefit, then you will want to determine which benefit is best for your situation by using the VA's Roadmap for Success tool.

You can apply for your benefits on the Federal VA's GI Bill Website using VONAPP.