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Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Program Description

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is an educational assistance program enacted by Congress for individuals with active duty service after September 10, 2001. The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits.

General Program Requirements

To qualify, you must have served:
  • 90 days of active duty service after September 10, 2001; OR
  • 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001, and be discharged due to a service-connected disability.
If you are no longer on active duty, you must have received an honorable discharge.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To complete an application, use VA Form 22-1990, "Application for VA Education Benefits." You can complete the application online on VA's eBenefits website.

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Education and Training page.

If you have questions:
  • Visit the GI Bill customer service page, to search Frequently Asked Questions or ask a question electronically
  • Call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551)
  • For TDD/TYY use 711

To apply for additional benefits and view your benefit status, open an eBenefits Premium account. eBenefits is a one-stop source for information on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and services. With a free Premium level eBenefits account, Veterans, Servicemembers and their family members can conduct self-service transactions such as checking claim status information, GI Bill enrollment, and obtaining copies of civil service preference letters, DD214, and other personal information. For further information and to register for a free Premium level account, visit the eBenefits website.