GI Bill® Comparison Tool
Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients serving on Active Duty (or transferee spouses of a servicemember on active duty) are not eligible to receive a monthly housing allowance.
Which GI Bill benefit are you thinking of using?
You may be eligible for several types of VA education and training benefits depending on when and how long you served. There are several things to consider before you apply for a GI Bill program. One person may benefit more by using the Montgomery GI Bill while another may make an irrevocable election and use the Post-9/11 GI Bill instead. This tool allows you to compare the different programs and make an educated decision on which benefit best suits your needs.
For more detailed information on eligibility requirements and general program benefits, please check out this page.
Cumulative Post-9/11 Service
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and a housing allowance to qualifying individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
For more detailed information Cumulative Post-9/11 Service, please check out this page.
Completed an enlistment of (MGIB):
The Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have served at least two years of active duty. When using this tool, you will need to select the length of your original active duty enlistment obligation in order to get an estimate of your monthly benefit. The amount of time you served (2 year enlistment vs. 3+ year enlistment) will impact your monthly payment amount when using the Montgomery GI Bill. To learn more about MGIB please visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_ad.asp
Length of Longest Active Duty Tour (REAP)
The REAP program pays benefits to eligible Reservists or Guard members who were called or ordered to active duty for at least 90 consecutive days in response to a war or national emergency declared by the President or Congress. REAP payment amounts are based on length of consecutive days of active duty service with rates increasing at one year and again at two years of consecutive service. To learn more about REAP please visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/reap.asp.
What's Your Plan?
Transitioning to civilian life takes preparation, research, planning, and the right tools. We're here to help you make the right decisions on where to use your hard earned benefits!