The Veterans Administration is now accepting applications for the Post 9/11 GI Bill for Education Benefits.
All the information and links are detailed in the email below. If you have any
questions or need assistance please contact Sergio Rodriguez, Deputy Director of
Erie County Veterans Service Agency and resident Education Expert; 716.858.4834 or
The Department of Veterans Affairs is now accepting and processing applications
for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You should complete and submit application form available
online and will receive a letter explaining VA’s decision regarding your eligibility
for the program.
The form requires that individuals currently eligible for another education benefit
make an irrevocable election from their existing program to the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Typically individuals who are eligible for more than one benefit may use a combined total
of 48 months of entitlement. Therefore, for those individuals eligible for the Montgomery
GI Bill (MGIB) program, please be advised that if you have entitlement remaining under the
MGIB, the number of months of Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement you will be eligible for will
be equal to the number of months remaining under MGIB. However, if you exhaust all of
your MGIB entitlement, then you may be entitled to a maximum of 12 additional months of
entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Payments for the Post-9/11 GI Bill will not be
processed until August 1, 2009.
Click here to access the application form which includes instructions for submitting
The Department of Veterans Affairs administers the following benefit programs. If you
need additional assistance, or information, please call the toll-free number 1-888-GI-BILL-1
(1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor.
- The Post-9/11 GI Bill
- Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
- Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
- Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
- Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901)
- Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
- National Call to Service Program