FIC administers a variety of educational benefit programs for veterans and their dependents.
POST 9/11 VETERANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ACT (CHAPTER 33)
This bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans. Generally, benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, as well as those discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.
MONTGOMERY GI Bill® ACTIVE DUTY (CHAPTER 30)
These benefits generally apply to veterans who began active duty service for the first time after July 30, 1985, had their pay reduced $100/month for 12 months and received an honorable discharged. Called "MGIB" for short, this bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits to eligible veterans. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EMPLOYMENT (VR&E)(CHAPTER 31)
Veteran's eligibility is dependent upon a discharge that is other than dishonorable; has a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%, or a memorandum rating of 20% from the Department of Veterans Affairs; applies for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess services. May be used 12 years from the latter of the date of separation from active military service or the date first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating. Your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) will work with you to determine if you meet the entitlement criteria.
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