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Post 911 GI Bill

MGIB and Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Information

There is still a requirement for service members entering active duty to complete DD Form 2366 in order to accept or decline participation into the MGIB (Chapter 30) program.  After completion of the form a copy is kept in the OQR/SRB, a copy is forwarded to their OMPF, and the member gets a copy.  If they accept participation the $1200.00 payment is still required ($100.00 a month for 12 months).

Service members become eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill after 90 days of active service after 9/11/2001.  Service members do not have to make any contribution into this program and there is no paperwork requirements.  The service member applies for Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits via the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).  If a Marine requests to transfer his/her Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to his/her spouse or children, there is a requirement to complete a Statement of Understanding which will be placed in the Marine's OMPF.

What is the advantage for a service member to contribute $1200.00 to the MGIB program if they will receive the same benefit as a member who does not contribute?

The Post 9/11 GI Bill can only be utilized at institution of higher learning (2 or 4 year institutions).  The MGIB can be used for Votech, welding, truck driving schools that are not 2 or 4 year institutions.  If the service member elects to participate in the MGIB program and then converts to the Post 9/11 GI Bill they can still use the benefits for Votech, welding, etc.  However, If they decline the MGIB and only have eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill they are limited to a 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning.


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A Marine augmenting to the AR from the SMCR should be provided the opportunity to pay $1200.00 in installments to be eligible for Chapter 30 of the MGIB upon his enlistment/acceptance into the AR.  The reasoning is that SMCR Marines do not have to pay into the MGIB-SR (selected reserve).  They become eligible for the MGIB-SR when they enlist with a 6 and 2 (six years reserve and two year IRR) reserve contract.

Those Marines who decide to pay into Chapter 30 and decide to transition to Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) may do so, but once you transition you cannot change back.

Any Marine who did not pay for Chapter 30 is automatically eligible for Chapter 33 if he has the required ACTIVE duty time in service beginning at 90 days for 40% payments through 36 months for 100% payments.  This ACTIVE duty time must have occurred after September 11, 2001.  The Marine can also choose to transfer the benefits to a spouse or dependents if he meets the requirements set forth in MarAdmins released for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, 389/09, 421/09 and 457/09.

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