MIL Disturbing News About the GI Bill

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  1. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    My fiance EAS'd from the Army reserves back in Sept.

    She is supposed to have the GI Bill until 2014.

    She got an e-mail from the VA today saying apparently a new policy has gone into effect and that once you get out you no longer get the GI Bill.
    How can this be the case?

    How many people actually have the ability to attend school while they are in?

    Has anyone else heard shit about this?

    Needless to say she has no way to finish college now which in return holds up her getting a job and so on.

    :mad:
     
  2. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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  3. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    TRN Well-Known Member

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    Well for some reason they are refusing to give her the payments she requires.
    I have her writing her congressman and the VA again about it.

    I'm hoping this is some huge fuck up by who ever was handling her question about her funding on there.
     
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    Have her check with the command she separated from, chances are if the VA is denying her payments it could be that something got screwed up when she was separating, oooor the VA office that she is dealing with has no idea what they are saying
     
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    To answer your question about school, I know plenty of people in my unit alone who goes to school and attend drill. Have you tried emailing or calling them back and have them cite where this new regulation is?

    On a side note, does having an incomplete year prevent you from reciieving the GIbill?
     
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    :ugh: that totally defeats the purpose of it
     
  8. Maffy29

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    Sorry, she's out of luck. Read the 2nd paragraph.

    http://www.army.com/education/gibill_sr.html

    There's a different GI Bill for active duty and reserve component members. If she wasn't done with school, it was in her best interest to hang around.
     
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  9. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    what no.
     
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    I hope not :run:
     
  11. Tycoon

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    Oh Hiya!
    Oh snap.

    Thank god I'm NG.

    Even though I should be finished with school before I get out in 2010. :o
     
  12. Maffy29

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    Same goes for the National Guard. They military isn't going to give up all that money to soldiers who are no longer serving their one weekend a month. If this woman left the reserves because she didn't want to be deployed, then thats fine. She shouldn't expect any large benefits then.

    A friend of mine is leaving the National Guard this summer. She has served 18 months for a deployment to Iraq (one year in country). She has her student loans in place for the remaining 3 semesters. She couldn't complete her degree in the 6 years she's served, but said that paying for three semesters is worth it to finish her degree uninterrupted.
     
  13. Tycoon

    Tycoon New Member

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    Damn, I'm hoping to at least finish my degree by 2010. After this semester I'll be a Jr.

    Even if I get deployed in 2008, I think I can still finish it.
     
  14. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    That is what I am saying.

    It doesn't make sense.


    She should have it until 2014 as stated in her contract.

    Regardless she will get it again once we are married but this is still bullshit.
     
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    What doesn't make sense? Makes perfect sense to me. She would have gotten it until 2014 if she stayed in the reserves, but she didn't.
     
  17. Sharkticon

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    No ID = No benefits
     
  18. Maffy29

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    Thats exactly what I mean, only in far fewer words.
     

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