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    • Request for the ONLINE Version to better access some of the links on this printed version. DECEMBER 2009 Vol. 41: SPECIAL UPDATED EDITION SPECIAL POST 9-11 GI BILL EDITION Stipulation: This unauthorized guide is a simplification of Post-911 GI Bill for Active duty AIRWING personnel. – NCC(AW/SCW) Astro, CVW-11, Command Career Counselor Requirement for Entitlements How To Start •Dates and service status for each period of military service is •Read the entire Navy Instruction on GI Bill starting with the used to determine your percentage of entitlement. NAVADMIN (See Page 2): http://www.npc.navy.mil/NR/rdonlyres/A7D300A1- •The Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit level is based on your A899-40F7-A116-1399A740258F/0/NAV09187.txt aggregate qualifying active duty service, which is total •Register & submit your specific questions to verify your service, including broken service. record based on your Social Security number at: Active Duty Completed after https://www.gibill2.va.gov/vba/ (See Page 3) Percentage of September 10, 2001 Maximum Amount Register & login yourself to verify your entitlements at: Payable https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave (See Page 4) •If you are planning to transfer your benefits, register on At least 36 months 100% this site (See Page 5) After verifying mbr has the 4 yrs of obligated service in their record. The service oblig. must At least 30 continuous days on 100% be visible in the member's (E & O) ESR. Enlisted should active duty and discharged due to contact their CC to verify their EAOS meets the required service-connected disability oblig. service prior to submitting their TEB. 30 months to 36 months 90% https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/consent?continueToUrl=%2 FTEB%2F 24 months to 30 months 80% •For questions dealing on Navy GI Bill benefits read the 18 months to 24 months 70% Latest NAVADMIN & BUPERSINST: http://www.npc.navy.mil/NR/rdonlyres/DA18A55D-DC2E- 12 months to 18 months 60% 41B9-836B-B893E5F6E6C6/0/17801A.pdf 6 months to 12 months 50% 90 days to 6 months 40% Apply for School 15 CCC POC 23 Index / Page Guide Checklist 24-27 Have Already Used GI Bill Flow Chart 12-13 •If you have used benefits under one or more VA education How Much 1, 7, 16 programs, you may be entitled to additional benefits under Maximize 14 another program. For example, an individual who has Montgomery (Compare) 8, 13 remaining entitlement under the Montgomery GI Bill can exhaust that entitlement and may still receive up to an NAVADMIN 17-22 additional 12 months under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. See Page 4 NPC / Site 2 to find out how much you got left. Mbrs may use the Post- Obliserve 10, 14 9/11 GI Bill even if they do not exhaust their MGIB. However, Requirements 1 if a member has not exhausted their MGIB and they elect to State / Region Contact 9 transfer to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, they will only be eligible up to the amount of MGIB they had remaining. (Not to exceed 48 Transferring (Dependents) 6, 10, 20-21, 28-29 months of educ. benefits total.) VA Site 3-5
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    • Case by Case t of oun heir Online & ring am on t is ffe d A Onboard iUSSbase The DV a ve d ent ay h titlem ES. y rs m Nimitz e/SELR man n S ailo ation e ervic h ow rvice c s on Se . edu e duty hority each ied for iv t lif act inal au ligibility is qua f e ir Tax Free Zone: Take Advantage Now the nths of Veteran s or the the mo ber / er ASVAB TESTING mb ill t • CANTRAC - Volume 1 M m me eir GI Badministering the. e Nimitz ESOe CCC will be rified a /index •USS rv i c & th e ve /wave ASVABe se on thes3rd Sunday of each month innt e nc dent u may bmake sure your eme test ESO v • classroom, at 1300. Please a.go O en d titl Sailor’s bring an unt u se (by l.v dep approved.gibilthe Depting en copy of their LCPO) CANTRAC - Volume 2 o and w requirements IAW request chit/ww their rema in am s:/ CETARS http he MILPERSMAN 1236-010. ve t DEERS wi ll gi This unt. NIAPS CMS Interactive Detailing Sailor Application ETJ o •Sailorsam now apply for CMS-ID via NIAPS. Here is can Free AVG Anti-Virus the NIAPS link. Go through NKO @ Sea. Free Credit Report http://cvn68usv01/Communities/MPTE/default.aspx MyPay •Here is the direct link on CMS-ID NIAPS through NKO Navy Advancement Center Tip: CLICK all the BLUE Lined Text or Links on & Sea: Tip: CLICK all the BLUE Lined Text or Links on this Newsletter to get to the site for better Navy Awards this Newsletter to get to the site for better http://cvn68usv01:8380/jass/enl_command_home.m and more information Navy eLearning and more informationcounselors still track or have •It is important that NMCI E-Mail in a Separate Sailors communicate with their CCC that they have applied. Counseling is still paramount. For the latest Window CMS-ID with slow bandwidth go to NSPS www.nko.navy.mil and click on CMS-Interactive Detailing on the left menu. Password Generator USMAPS Wise Career Contacts DECEMBER 2009 4 Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. - Laurence J. Peter -4-
    • http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp Members of the Armed Services are automatically eligible to receive the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Title 38, U.S.C., Chapter 33). However, members who fall under more than one education program will have to choose which education program they want to use. Individuals eligible for more than one education benefit program (MGIB, MGIB-SR, REAP) who wish to utilize the Post-9/11 GI Bill may submit their election on VA Form 22-1990 located on the DVA website www.gibill.va.gov) through VONAPP. Once a member makes this election it is irrevocable. Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 5 -5-
    • Transferring Your Benefits https://pki.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/ServiceMember.do st-9/111 our Po -9/1 r yyour Postre nsfe su o an tra sfer s s ennsure e u ccan traners muut t ect. Thhe f re yyou mb r m rre Beeoore enefit meembensis coorrect. T f B Bill b enefit mmatio n is c irectly r GI I Bill bERS infoormatio tion ddirectlyior Geir DE ERS inf informaation one pprior r thheir DElls theirir informo be ddone AD t A pu s the HAS t t be d f om DVVA pullRS. Thhis HASeo aseed rfrom AD is le D m DEEERS. T eing r releas to thee frfrom DEmber bbeing sferringg to thg o a me er , t an sf rrin r bein too a membiringg, rtrarate g oor being t et er r r reetirin pan in g t whhehheserves,s, eepad. tin ss w et tRe serve arge d. ra h Fle et Re y disccharge ted in m Fledicall lly dis eedica h are lis ted in .” oo are lisrabilityy.” m ents w h s fe ilit ly dd pend le w " "Tr n sf a ab vokk eependents for r Traanmery reevoee Onnly re eliggible foteran may rion ib O ERS a re eli he Ve teran ucat ion D EEERS a ired, t he Ve ed ed ucat D ce ret rr d d, t nsfee red edd any Onnce retire e trtaansfn rnot aadd any O modif yy hhe r ca not efit. tt ey n oor modif ut thhey cathe beenefit. r n e bbe efit, b d nnefit, but tents s oo the b tt pen dent ew de nnew depen Decide whether how much you want to transfer your GI Bill to your dependents. Decide whether how much you want to transfer your GI Bill to your dependents. Ensure that your record is updated prior to making your transferability request Ensure that your record is updated prior to making your transferability request Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 6 -6-
    • $$$$ How Do I Find Out If I am Eligible and How Much? $$$$ •Determine your Benefit Comparison: For many eligible participants, the Post-9/11 GI Bill is a better solution than other education benefit programs, such as the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve and the Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP). However, this decision depends on several factors, including the type of education or training you plan to take and the amount of benefits received under each program. http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Benefit_Comparison_Chart.htm#PERCENTAGEACTIVE •Tuition or Payment Limits: All undergraduate program costs were taken into consideration to determine the highest in-state maximum tuition per credit hour and the maximum fees per term. http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Tuition_and_fees.htm How Much Will V.A. (Post How Much Money Will You 9-11 GI Bill) Pay Get Under Each Benefit? •Active Duty: NOTES: •- FULL Tuition & Fees (Paid directly to the IHL by 1. Benefits may be used for an approved the VA). Eligible for up to 36 months of benefits. program offered by an Institute of Higher •- May be reimbursed for one licensing or Learning (IHL) (graduate, undergraduate and certification test not to exceed $2,000. some votech training). •- May receive funding for tutoring up to 2. IHL is defined as: a college, university, or $100/month, maximum 12 months. similar intuition which offers postsecondary level academic instruction that leads to an •- Active Duty and their Spouses (while svm is on associate or higher degree (per Title 38 section AD) are not eligible for the monthly or book 3452). stipends, as they are already receiving BAH. 3. SVMs who are not eligible for full benefits •Veterans, Spouses, and dependent Children: will receive their benefits pro-rated monthly. •- Tuition & Fees equal to the highest public 4. The “Yellow Ribbon” program can be used to undergraduate IHL in the state the student is off set costs of out of state tuition, or an attending. Paid directly to the IHL by the VA. expensive private institution. •- Monthly stipend equal to BAH for an E-5 5. SELRES benefits for qualified Service w/dependents (determined by the zip code of the members includes both the monthly and book IHL the student is enrolled). Paid directly to the stipend. student on a monthly basis. NOTE: Members who are NOT enrolled more than 1/2 time or only through DL are not eligible. GET THE RIGHT DIRECTION. Career Issues you •- Book & Supply stipend up to $1000 per should know, to grow. Digested for You. academic year. Roughly $41 per credit hour up to Career Wise. Back issues are available at 24 credit hour. Paid directly to the student each INTRAWEB or your Squadron CCC term. •- May be reimbursed for one licensing or certification test not to exceed $2,000. •- May receive funding for tutoring up to $100/month, maximum 12 months. Cvn68auebnasall_air_wing_shareAIRWING_CAREER_COUNSELORCCC_CAREERWISE_NEWSLETTER Cvn68auebnas all_air_wing_share AIRWING_CAREER_COUNSELOR -7-
    • Post 9-11 May not be a better benefit for you, here is why? If you are not attending full-time college and just going to a technical school (Post-9/11 does not pay for Tech School unless it is degree granting or was part of a members prior GI Bill before electing to transfer over to the Post-9/11 GI Bill) or similar training, you may be better off with the Montgomery GI Bill. Go to this website for details: http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Benefit_Comparison_Chart.htm#PERCENTAGEACTIVE Type of Training Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty Post-9/11 GI Bill (MGIB) 1 IHL in residence Yes Yes 2 IHL online only & Yes Yes Distance/Internet Training 5 NCD See note 5 Yes OJT & Apprenticeship Training No Yes 3 Flight Training No Yes 3 Correspondence No Yes 4 Licensing & Certification Yes Yes 3 National Testing Programs No Yes 3 Entrepreneurship Training No Yes Accelerated Payment No Yes 3 Co-op Training No Yes 3 Work-Study Program Yes Yes Tutorial Assistance Yes Yes Tuition Assistance Top Up Yes Yes For an explanation of the various types of training click here. •* Individuals electing the Post-9/11 GI Bill by relinquishing eligibility under the MGIB, MGIB-SR, or REAP can be paid benefits for these types of training. Entitlement is charged under Post-9/11, paid at the relinquished benefit rate. Election of the Post-9/11 GI Bill is irrevocable, so do your homework prior to making your decision to do so. •1 Degree programs and certificate programs offered by an IHL are approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. An IHL is defined as an Institution of Higher Learning - or a degree granting institution. Certificate and diploma programs offered by institutions that do not grant degrees are not covered. •2 If you are enrolled entirely in an online or distance learning program your payment is limited to the tuition & fees not to exceed the tuition & fees at the most expensive in-state Institution of Higher Learning (IHL). You will not receive the housing allowance. •3 If your training is offered at an IHL you may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. •4 Limited to one test. •5 Non College Degree (NCD) program. An NCD program offered at an IHL is approved. If offered at other than an IHL it is not approved. Tip: CLICK all the BLUE Tip: CLICK all the BLUE Lined Text or Links on this Lined Text or Links on this Newsletter to get to the site Newsletter to get to the site Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 for additional information for additional information 8
    • Entitlements May Vary Based on State of your School Locations to find information on all regional offices and to find out WHAT & HOW MUCH you are entitled to. Eastern Area Office Western Area Central Area Southern Area PO Box 303 PO Box 8888 P. O. Box 66830 PO Box 100022 Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Muskogee, OK 74402-8888 St. Louis, MO 63166-6830 Decatur, GA 30031 Phone: 800-827-1000 Western Area Central Area Southern Area Eastern Area AK – Anchorage AR – Little Rock AL – Montgomery CT – Hartford AZ – Phoenix IA – Des Moines DC – Washington DE – Wilmington CA – Los Angeles IL – Chicago FL – St. Petersburg IN – Indianapolis CA – Oakland KS – Wichita GA – Atlanta MA – Boston CA – San Diego LA – New Orleans KY – Louisville MD – Baltimore CO – Denver MN – St. Paul MS – Jackson ME – Togus HI – Honolulu MO – St. Louis NC – Winston-Salem MI – Detroit ID – Boise ND – Fargo PR – San Juan NH – Manchester MT – Fort Harrison NE – Lincoln SC – Columbia NJ – Newark NM – Albuquerque OK – Muskogee TN – Nashville NY – Buffalo NV – Reno SD – Sioux Falls VA – Roanoke NY – New York OR – Portland TX – Houston WV – Huntington OH – Cleveland PI – Manila TX – Waco PA – Philadelphia UT – Salt Lake City WI – Milwaukee PA – Pittsburgh WA – Seattle RI – Providence VT – White River Jct. Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 9 Comments, suggestions, corrections, send to: lazaro.astro@navy.mil
    • Transfer GI Bill BEFORE you Go *** To preserve your right to transfer benefits from one dependent to another after your retirement, you MUST transfer at least one (1) month of benefits to EACH dependent BEFORE you leave active duty. *** Reference (article): http://www.defenselink.mil//news/newsarticle.aspx?id=55232 Reference (instruction): OSD(P&R) Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 09-003: "Post-9/11 GI Bill [See "page 17 of 29" (Paragraph 3.g.(2).(a).)] "3.g. Time for Transfer, Revocation, and Modification] Link: http://www.defenselink.mil/home/features/2009/0409_gibill/DTM%2009-003%20Post%209- 11%20GI%20Bill.pdf Example (BAD): - You have 3 children (Alpha, Bravo, & Charlie) and a dependent spouse (Omega). - Using the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) website, you designate Alpha to receive all 36 months of your benefits. - Using TEB, you designate Bravo, Charlie, and Omega to receive zero benefits. - You retire. - After your retirement, Alpha (for whatever reason) either doesn't use the benefits, or doesn't use all of them. ... RESULT: Your remaining benefits CANNOT be transferred to Bravo, Charlie, or Omega! (Ouch! ... Omega will NOT be amused!) Only the member will be able to use their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits. Example (GOOD): - While on active duty, using TEB, you transfer benefits as follows: - 33 months to Alpha - 1 month each to Bravo, Charlie, and Omega. - You retire. - After your retirement, Alpha decides to attend the Naval Academy, and therefore won't need to use the benefits. ... RESULT: You MAY transfer Alpha's unused benefits to any of your other family members, because they WERE designated beneficiaries before you left active duty! (Omega will be pleased!) Get the complete new GI Bill details at: http://www.gibill.va.gov/index.htm OBLISERVE EXTENSION MATRIX FOR POST-911 GI BILL Years of service, for the purposes of this chart, is the difference in years between ADSD and EAOS as extended/soft EAOS (SEAOS). Example: ADSD = Mar 15 1997; EAOS = Apr 20 2010; SEAOS = Apr 20, 2011This is an over 14year Sailor This program does not allow a Sailor to remain on active duty if otherwise not eligible or recommended for retention. Any extension for the purpose of obtaining OBLISERV for this program requires NPC- 81 approval. Long term extensions (over 23 months) are not allowed for this program. Extensions are not allowed when a Reenlistment can satisfy OBLISERV requirement. After an extension is executed for this program, an additional short term extension for this program will not be approved. Requests are to be submitted to NPC-81 no earlier than 60 days of anticipated enrollment date. Required OBLISERV is calculated from enrollment month. A Sailor shall not OBLISERV under or over the required amount which is 4 years unless limited by Navy policy. In cases where a Sailor is within 24 months of EAOS, and a short term extension will need to be executed in addition to the reenlist to obtain necessary OBLISERV, the Sailor can opt to perform just the short term extension and meet OBLISERV without reenlisting. NOTE: This is only in effect through December 31, 2009. As of January 1, 2010 members will have to reenlist for 4 years of obligated service per standard procedures. Sailors who will be retirement eligible, but cannot complete the full 4 year transferability obligation due to HYT are only required to serve until their HYT date to achieve transferability. The will be able to transfer their benefits to their dependents if they choose without completing the full obligation since Navy policy precludes them from remaining on active duty beyond HYT. Members who leave active duty service prior to their HYT date or fail to complete the 4 years of obligated service are subject to recoupmentDECEMBER 2009 Career Wise by the VA. 10 Next Page for Matrix
    • Required Service Obligation Flowchart This is for the interim policy (NAVADMIN 203/09) which ends December 31, 2009. As of January 1, 2010 NAVADMIN 242/09 is in effect Enlisted Greater than Less than No Yes Received Yes Servicememb 12 mo 12 mo. SRB/ESRP er Less than 24 STE to for current mo. to • EAOS/EOS EAOS/EOS contract obligation EAOS/EOS Yes No No Reenlist Reenlist SELRES sign SELRES sign Pg13 Pg13 Greater than 24 mo. but less than 48 mo. to EAOS Eligible No to retire Sign Pg13 Yes Officers prior to 1 Enter in NSIPS Verify in ESR August 2012 Yes STE No Pg13 required Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 11 All service members must be eligible to reenlist or extend to take advantage of these opportunities
    • Required Sailor Action to Achieve 48 Month Obligation Months of Obligation 0 12 24 48 Sailors without a current SRB/ESRP Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 0 to 12 mo. Reenlist Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 12 to 24 mo. Expires Reenlist1 1 JAN 2010 Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 24 to 48 mo. Expires STE 1 JAN 2010 Sailors with a current SRB/ESRP SRB Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 0 to 12 mo. Reenlist SRB Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 12 to 24 mo. Expires STE Pg132 1 JAN (estimate 2,500 SRB Sailors) 2010 SRB Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 24 to 48 mo. Expires (estimate 15,000 SRB Sailors) STE 1 JAN 2010 1. Current policy only allows certain ratings to reenlist with greater than 12 months to EAOS 2. Pg13 informs Sailors they must complete 48 months or VA may recoup benefits 3. All SELRES Sailors will sign a Pg13 with a hard commitment 4. Active duty Sailors with greater than 6 years may fulfill their obligation with 4 years in the SELRES All service members must be eligible to reenlist or extend to take Career Wise advantage DECEMBER 2009 of these opportunities 12
    • Comparison Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty Post-9/11 GI Bill (MGIB) Education Tuition and fees paid directly to school -- actual cost may vary Since August 1, 2008, the full-time monthly rate is $1321.00 Benefit by state and veteran’s period of service for individuals who served 3+ years of service. Since August 1, 2008, the full-time monthly rate is $1073.00 for individuals who served less than 3 years of service. Monthly housing allowance equal to the BAH payable for an None, however benefit can be used for room and board at the veteran's E-5 with dependents (located in the zip code of the discretion. educational institution where the individual is enrolled). Allowance For those attending foreign schools (schools without a main Housing campus in the U.S.) the BAH rate is fixed at $1,333.00 for 2009. AD members & their spouses are not eligible to receive the monthly housing stipend. Individuals who are pursuing training while on active duty, solely via distance learning, or are attending half-time or less are NOT eligible to receive the monthly housing allowance. Up to a $1,000 per year for books and supplies. Individuals eligible at None, however the benefit can be used for books and supplies at the Stipend Book the 100% benefit level may receive $41.67 for each credit hour veteran's discretion. certified up to 24 credit hours each academic year. The books and supplies stipend will be paid in a lump sum amount for each term, quarter, or semester certified. Members who served on active duty for at least 90 aggregate Members who first entered active duty on or after 7/1/85 and days after 9/10/01. who had at least a two-year enlistment. Active duty exclusions include: Generally, individuals commissioned as a result of completion This includes Boot Camp and A School until the member of an ROTC program who received more than $3,400 Eligibility complete 24 months of service. After 24 months they while under an ROTC scholarship each school year and are considered qualifying active duty service. Service Academy graduates are not eligible for chapter • Service Academy graduate commitment 30. • ROTC scholarship graduate commitment • Active duty served as a requirement for student loan repayment under chapter 109, 10 USC * Members who serve at least 30 continuous days on active duty and were released due to a service-connected disability are also eligible. Payment Administration •Tuition payment will be made directly to the school after •Monthly check sent to veteran after proof of enrollment proof of enrollment of •Housing stipend paid monthly to veteran •Books and supplies stipend paid to veteran proportionately in first month of each academic term •Allows “kickers” up to $950 per month for recruitment for •Allows “kickers” up to $950 per month for recruitment for critical College Fund “Kicker" or critical skills – up to $350 per month for retention The $600 skills – up to $350 per month for retention buy-up under the Montgomery GI Bill does not transfer over to the Post-9/11 GI Bill nor is VA authorized to refund the $600 buy-up. •Allows individuals with “kicker” earned under Chapter 30 and 1606 to continue to receive appropriate increase under Chapter 33 •Members with at least 6 years of service who reenlist for at Transferability least 4 more years, can transfer up to 36 months of benefits to their dependents. •Sponsor may transfer entitlement only while serving as a member of the Armed Forces. •Sponsor may modify or revoke entitlement at any time. Career Wiseuse transferred benefits immediately; child may • Spouse may DECEMBER 2009 13 use transferred benefits after sponsor has completed 10 years of service -15-
    • What You Can Do NOW while Active Duty to Maximize Post 9-11 GI Bill Benefits Be Competitive, Get More Credits, Get Certified: Navy COOL Are your getting credit for your Navy Education and Training? Navy COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) is the Navy’s professional credentialing program that ties civilian certifications and licenses to your Sailor’s ratings and skills. In addition to improving retention, Navy COOL provides credit for professional expertise and skills that they have obtained, such as Command Fitness Leader, Instructor Duty, and Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor. Most certifications earns college credits andl save on your GI Bills. Many of these certifications cost $800 or more, but are free to Sailors using COOL. For more information, visit https://www.cool.navy.mil/ Just CLEP It! Each CLEP Test is equivalent to certain college units. Why not use this benefit now and save hundreds or even thousands of $$$ on GI Bill and most importantly save time and expedite completing your degree. Testing is FREE for active duty Sailors. Spouses, family members and other civilians are allowed to take CLEP/DSST exams but must pay for each exam. The CLEP/DSST exam program is computer-based. Students take exams in the Navy College Office (NCO) (Most students finish their exams in less than 2 hours) You'll receive your test results as soon the exam is completed. It's that simple! Active duty Sailors should call your local NCO to sign up TODAY. Going to School to Become a Teacher, Save your GI Bill: TROOPS TO TEACHER: www.proudtoserveagain.com Continue to serve by changing lives as a teacher! You will be needed! 47% of CA teachers are over the minimum retirement age The number of new teachers being trained has dropped 30% soon a mass exodus of teachers to retirement will occur with few new teachers to replace them. Be ready to take advantage of the projected teaching opportunities. Learn how to PREPARE NOW! OPEN TO all former Active Duty or Veteran interested in becoming a teacher. Troops to Teachers is a federal program to help fill future teacher shortages NATIONWIDE by assisting veterans who desire teaching as their next career. UP TO $10,000 AVAILABLE IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH TROOPS TO TEACHERS! Presented by Troops to Teachers Programs: www.caltroops.org Call your Airwing or Squadron Command Take Advantage of Tuition Assistance & Career Counselor at J-Dial 6368 on Nimitz NCPACE Program, contact Navy College for more career and educational benefits. or your CCC for details Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 14
    • How to Apply When You are Ready to go to School • You can use the Veterans Online Applications website to fill out and submit your application online. (Note: this is for when AD Sailors (only) who are ready to apply to use their Post-9/11 GI Bill). • The IHL will receive payment directly from the VA. • You may be asked to provide additional forms when applying. If you have access to a scanner, you can scan these forms and submit them online. If you have trouble with the application process, you can call a VA Education Case Manager (1-888-GIBill1) to ask for help. • Once you have finished and sent in your application, three things will happen: – The Regional Processing Office will process the application and send you a Certificate of Eligibility. Once you receive this, you should take it to the school’s VA Certifying Official (campus veterans office), and then enroll in classes. – Your school will send its request to VA for tuition and fees, which will be paid directly to the school. – Other benefits that you receive, like a monthly housing allowance, books & supplies stipend or rural benefit payment, will be paid directly to you through direct deposit to your bank account. – The amount of time it takes to process your application will depend on whether the VA needs more information to figure out what benefits you qualify for. • Many schools have VA Counselors/Representatives who can assist in preparing and submitting your benefit application who will help you prepare and submit your application for education benefits (which is also sometimes called Form 22-1990 Form 22-1990). To make the process easier, you should bring along these documents: ► Your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD form 214) for all periods of active duty service if applicable. ► DD Form 2384, also known as the Notice of Basic Eligibility, if applying for the Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserves (chapter 1606) ► Copies of orders if activated from the guard/reserves ► Supporting documents (e.g., vouchers, statements) for buy-up or buy-in contributions, which may allow you to make a small initial payment so that you can receive a higher monthly payment. ► College fund “kicker” contracts for additional monthly payments that you may receive from the Department of Defense through your branch of the Service. Tip: C Tip L Lined : CICKK a the B a g Win te T L o ll ll the LUE Lined ext IC r Air le Newsle r Text o Links BLUE t ou omp N w tter r Lin on t is Visi b for C GI Bill siteeo slettetoo etks onhhis f r r g t t t awe on al site fobettert getoohet Intr mation ucation , r betteand m the r d A inform r and m re o Info ther E ding T re a inform tion ore o lu o ation and fits inc E & m e C Ben , NCPA P CLE Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 15
    • More Questions & Must Read References What is the maximum in-state tuition for the state where you are planning to go to school? The maximum in-state tuition for a public school in the state where you plan to go to college and your benefit level sets the maximum payment that the VA can give you through the Post-9/11 GI Bill. In order to figure out how much you could be paid, you will need to know the maximum in-state tuition and fees for each state where you might attend school and the benefit level you are eligible for. NOTE: Does not apply to active duty personnel. The Department of Defense pays the full cost of tuition and fees for service members in approved education programs. Do your tuition and fees exceed the maximum benefit VA will pay? There are a few cases in which your school might charge you more than the maximum benefit you can get using the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The most common cases would be if you go to a public school as an out-of-state student, attend graduate school, or a private or professional school. If your tuition will be higher than the tuition payment you get from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you should find out if your school participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. If your school is part of this program, you may be able to reduce the amount that you have to pay. To find out more, check the list of Yellow Ribbon participants , or ask your school VA Counselor/Rep. If your school is part of the program, find out how much of the difference your school will cover. Each Yellow Ribbon Program school sets limits on the additional amount they will pay, and VA will match this amount. So, if your school is part of the program, and sets a $500 limit on what they will pay, then you will get your Post- 9/11 payment based on the state maximum tuition, $500 from your school, and an additional $500 from VA. Determine if you are eligible for other funding – scholarships, loans, grants – that will cover the additional cost of attending a program where costs exceed the state maximum. Please Click & Read the following References used in gathering GI Bill Information: •Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33): The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA): GI Bill Emergency Checks •Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) website. •NAVADMIN 187/09- POST 9-11 GI BILL ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS •NAVADMIN 203/09- POST 9-11 GI BILL, REAP, AND MGIB-SR TRANSFERABILITY POLICY AND INTERIM PROVISIONS FOR RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE MEMBERS •GI Bill Education Benefits Programs Instruction: BUPERSINST 1780.1A Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 16
    • NAVADMIN 187/09 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUN// POST 9-11 GI BILL NAVADMIN SUBJ/POST 9-11 GI BILL ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS REF/A/DOC//HR2642/30JUN08//AMPN/REF A IS PUBLIC LAW 110-252, THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2008. TITLE V OF REF A IS THE POST 9-11 EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2008.// RMKS/1. THE POST 9-11 GI BILL BECOMES EFFECTIVE 1 AUGUST 2009. THIS EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OFFERS SAILORS AND THEIR FAMILIES A TAX FREE OPTION TO PAY FOR COLLEGE AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS YOU PLAN YOUR NAVY CAREER AND SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY'S EDUCATION NEEDS. 2. THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (DVA) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FINAL DETERMINATION OF SERVICE MEMBER ELIGIBILITY. NAVY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSFERABILITY. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ARE AS FOLLOWS: A. SAILORS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR POST 9-11 GI BILL IF THEY HAVE ACCRUED SPECIFIC ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE, ON OR AFTER, 11 SEPTEMBER 2001 OF: (1) AT LEAST 30 CONTINUOUS DAYS IF DISCHARGED DUE TO A SERVICE -CONNECTED DISABILITY OR; (2) BETWEEN 90 DAYS AND 36 MONTHS OR MORE OF TOTAL QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE. B. QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE IS DEFINED AS: (1) FOR ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS, ACTIVE DUTY SERVED IN THE REGULAR COMPONENT OF THE NAVY. (2) FOR SELECTED RESERVE MEMBERS (SELRES), ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE UNDER TITLE 10, SECTIONS 688, 12301(A), 12301(D), 12301(G), 12302 AND 12304 (ORDERS IN SUPPORT OF CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS, I.E., MOBILIZATION). C. SAILORS MUST HAVE RECEIVED AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BENEFIT. 3. EXCEPTIONS TO QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE: A. INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING (BOOTCAMP AND "A" SCHOOL PIPELINE TRAINING) DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE TOTAL SERVICE FOR SELRES OR VETERANS WHO HAVE LESS THAN 24 MONTHS OF ACTIVE DUTY TIME. HOWEVER, THIS TIME WILL BE ADDED AFTER THE MEMBER HAS SERVED 24 MONTHS OF QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY. B. THE MINIMUM ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE REQUIREMENT FOR NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATES AND NAVY RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS DOES NOT COUNT AS QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY TIME. C. SERVICE COMMITMENTS FOR SAILORS PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (LRP) DO NOT COUNT AS QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY. 4. SAILORS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR OWN FUNDS TO QUALIFY FOR POST 9-11 GI BILL BENEFITS. 5. TRANSFERABILITY ENTITLEMENT TO FAMILY MEMBERS: A. SAILORS MAY ELECT TO TRANSFER ALL OR A PORTION OF THEIR ENTITLEMENT TO THEIR DEPENDENTS LISTED IN THE DEFENSE ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY REPORTING SYSTEM (DEERS) AT THE TIME OF TRANSFER. ALL OR A PORTION OF THE BENEFITS MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO SPOUSE, ONE OR MORE DEPENDENT CHILDREN OR A COMBINATION OF UP TO 36 MONTHS OF UNUSED BENEFITS. POLICY, PROCESS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES WILL BE FURTHER DELINEATED IN A FOLLOW ON NAVADMIN. B. TRANSFERABILITY ELIGIBILITY: (1) ELIGIBLE FOR THE POST 9-11 GI BILL. (2) IN THE ARMED FORCES (DEFINED AS ACTIVE DUTY OR SELRES) WHEN ELECTION IS MADE. (3) COMPLETED A MINIMUM OF SIX (6) YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES ON THE DATE OF ELECTION. (4) OBLIGATE FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR (4) YEARS. (5) ACTIVE DUTY SAILORS THAT SEPARATE, RETIRE, TRANSFER TO THE FLEET RESERVE OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO 1 AUGUST 2009 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TRANSFERABILITY. HOWEVER, SAILORS WHO SEPARATE OR ARE DISCHARGED FROM ACTIVE DUTY PRIOR TO 1 AUGUST 2009, AND SUBSEQUENTLY AFFILIATE WITH THE SELRES, MAY QUALIFY FOR TRANSFERABILITY (ALL OTHER CRITERIA MET). (6) SELRES WHO TRANSFER TO THE RETIRED RESERVE (WITH OR WITHOUT PAY), THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE (IRR), A VOLUNTARY TRAINING UNIT Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 (VTU) OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO 1 AUGUST 2009, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO 17 ELECT TRANSFERABILITY. (To be continued to Next Page)
    • (NAVADMIN Part 2) C. USE OF ENTITLEMENT BY FAMILY MEMBER: ion: Ask Quest (1) SPOUSES MAY ONLY USE THE ENTITLEMENT AFTER THEIR SPONSOR COMPLETES THE MINIMUM SIX (6) YEARS ON ACTIVE DUTY OR SELRES AND HAS l2.va.gov OBLIGATED FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR (4) YEARS. SPOUSES ENTITLEMENT EXPIRES AFTER 15 YEARS OF THE SERVICE MEMBERS LAST DATE OF DISCHARGE OR RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY OF AT LEAST 90 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. www.gibil (2) DEPENDENT CHILD(REN) MAY USE THE ENTITLEMENT AFTER THEIR SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED 10 YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE DUTY/SELRES) AND OBLIGATED FOR THE ADDITIONAL FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE. THE ENTITLEMENT MAY NOT BE USED UNTIL A SECONDARY DIPLOMA (OR EQUIVALENCY CERTIFICATE) HAS BEEN ATTAINED OR THEY ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE. DEPENDENTS MAY CONTINUE TO USE THE BENEFIT AFTER THE SPONSOR SEPARATES FROM ACTIVE Call: ILL-1 1-888-GI-B DUTY AFTER COMPLETING THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL SERVICE. ENTITLEMENT MAY NOT BE USED AFTER THE DEPENDENT CHILD(REN) HAS REACHED THE AGE OF 26 YEARS. D. SAILORS MAY ADD NEW DEPENDENT(S), MODIFY OR REVOKE TRANSFERABILITY ELECTION(S) OF EXISTING DEPENDENTS WHILE SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES. UPON SEPARATION OR RETIREMENT, VETERANS MAY NOT ADD NEW DEPENDENTS, BUT MAY MODIFY OR REVOKE TRANSFERABILITY ELECTIONS. Em 6. EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS: AN ail A. TUITION AND FEES. PAID BY THE DVA DIRECTLY TO THE INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING (IHL). PAYMENTS WILL MEET THE HIGHEST ESTABLISHED N NA .HUN : CHARGES (BY DVA) FOR IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT A PUBLIC IHL IN VY TE .M R@ THE STATE WHERE THE INSTITUTION IS LOCATED. IL (1) ACTIVE DUTY. RECEIVE FULL TUITION AND FEES. (2) VETERANS AND SELRES. TUITION AND FEES PAID BY THE VA WILL MEET THE HIGHEST ESTABLISHED CHARGES FOR IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT A PUBLIC IHL IN THE STATE THE INSTITUTION IS LOCATED. (3) SPOUSES. IF SPONSOR IS ON ACTIVE DUTY, SPOUSE RECEIVES FULL TUITION AND FEES. IF SPONSOR IS NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY, TUITION AND FEES PAYMENT WILL MEET THE HIGHEST ESTABLISHED CHARGES (BY THE DVA) FOR IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT A PUBLIC IHL IN THE STATE IN WHICH THE MEMBER IS ENROLLED. Where to Call: (4) DEPENDENT CHILDREN. PAYMENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE HIGHEST ESTABLISHED CHARGES (BY THE DVA) FOR IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT AT SEA OR OVERSEAS A PUBLIC IHL IN THE STATE IN WHICH THE MEMBER IS ENROLLED. B. MONTHLY STIPEND. PAID DIRECTLY TO THE STUDENT. THE MONTHLY If deployed or overseas you can STIPEND IS BASED UPON THE E-5 WITH DEPENDENTS BAH RATE OF THE ZIP CODE contact VA via telephone during OF THE IHL THE STUDENT IS ENROLLED MORE THAN HALF-TIME, AND NOT business hours, M - F 8:00 AM to ENROLLED SOLELY IN DISTANCE LEARNING (DL) COURSES. 4:00 PM EDT @ the Buffalo (1) ACTIVE DUTY. DO NOT RECEIVE THE MONTHLY STIPEND. Regional Office at 716-857-3196 (2) VETERANS AND SELRES. ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE MONTHLY or 716-857-3197. Once STIPEND. (3) SPOUSES. IF SPONSOR IS ON ACTIVE DUTY, THE SPOUSE IS NOT connected, the caller can ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE MONTHLY STIPEND. IF SPONSOR IS NOT ON ACTIVE immediately enter “option 1” to DUTY, THE SPOUSE WILL RECEIVE THE MONTHLY STIPEND. be placed in a special priority (4) DEPENDENT CHILD(REN). ELIGIBLE REGARDLESS OF SPONSORS queue. This is not a toll-free STATUS. number but the caller will be C. BOOK STIPEND. UP TO $1,000 ANNUALLY, IS PAYABLE TO THE routed to the next available INDIVIDUAL FOR BOOKS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, ETC. PAYMENTS WILL BE Customer Service Representative ISSUED DIRECTLY TO THE STUDENT IN A LUMP SUM FOR EACH QUARTER, SEMESTER for priority service. OR TERM. (1) ACTIVE DUTY. DO NOT RECEIVE BOOK STIPEND. (2) VETERANS AND SELRES. ELIGIBLE FOR THE BOOK STIPEND. (3) SPOUSE. IF SPONSOR IS ON ACTIVE DUTY, THE SPOUSE IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE BOOK STIPEND. IF SPONSOR IS NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY, SPOUSE WILL RECEIVE YEARLY BOOK STIPEND. Visit: (4) DEPENDENT CHILD(REN). WILL RECEIVE THE YEARLY BOOK http:/ /w vy.mil ww.npc.na STIPEND WHILE ENROLLED AT AN IHL. D. TUTORIAL ASSISTANCE: UP TO $100 PER MONTH, NOT TO EXCEED A /Ca ducat reerInfo/E TOTAL OF $1,200. E. CERTIFICATE OR LICENSE: REIMBURSEMENT FOR ONE LICENSE OR ion/G CERTIFICATION TEST, NOT TO EXCEED $2,000. (To be continued to Next Page) IBill/ Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 18
    • (NAVADMIN Part 3) 7. PERCENTAGE OF BENEFITS PAYABLE. THE PERCENT OF EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE IS BASED ON QUALIFYING ACTIVE TIME. A BREAKDOWN OF THE Ap PERCENTAGE OF BENEFITS IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV. ply Tra n On sfera 8. SAILORS HAVE 15 YEARS FROM DATE OF LAST HONORABLE DISCHARGE, OR SEPARATION FROM ACTIVE DUTY OF 90 DAYS OR MORE, TO USE THE BENEFIT. HT line bili TP : ty 9. FOR ADDITIONAL POST 9-11 GI BILL ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS, REFER TO DM S THE DVA GI BILL WEB SITE AT WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV. DC ://W .OS WW TEB D.MI . 10. POINTS OF CONTACT: - THE NPC CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672)/DSN 882 -ANN HUNTER, OPNAV N153, AT (703) 614-9629/DSN 224 OR EMAIL AT L/ ANN.HUNTER(AT)NAVY.MIL. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// END OF NAVADMIN (For further information on Transferability see NAVADMIN 203/09 Next Page) More Information on Post-911 GI Bill • Self-Assessment Checklist Remember: Post-9/11 does not pay for • Fact Sheet and FAQs TRAINING. Training is considered • Career Counselor Checklist something entirely different from education. • Career Counselor Flowchart • Obligated Service Flowchart (Our Congressmen put the Post-9/11 in • SELRES Qualifying Service place so service members serving in the • NAVADMIN 203/09 Armed Forces could earn a degree, not to receive training.) • NAVADMIN 187/09 • Transferability of Education Benefits website • -- If you were in the Armed Forces (Regular or Drilling Reserves) and have at least 90 days of active duty service on or after 11 Sep 01, you may be eligible for valuable educational assistance. • -- Post 9-11 benefits will pay for training received on or after 1 Aug 09. • -- Review the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) benefit comparison chart to determine if this is a good choice for you and your family: http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Benefit_Comparison_C hart.htm • -- You can apply for the Post 9-11 GI Bill and all other GI Bill Program benefits electronically through VONAPP on the DVA website: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp • -- VA Lettter for Servicemembers • -- For further information, please go to the DVA's website: www.gibill.va.gov. You can sign-up to receive e-mail messages as new information is added to the DVA's Frequently Asked Questions page. Click here to sign-up. Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 19
    • NAVADMIN 203/09 TRANSFERABILITY NAVADMIN MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUL// SUBJ/POST 9-11 GI BILL, REAP, AND MGIB-SR TRANSFERABILITY POLICY AND INTERIM PROVISIONS FOR RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE MEMBERS// REF/A/DOC/P.L.110.252/30JUN08// REF/B/DOC/DOD DTM 09-003/22JUN09// NARR/REF A IS PUBLIC LAW 110-252, THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2008. TITLE V OF REF A IS THE POST 9-11 VETERANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2008. REF B IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) POLICY ON POST 9-11 GI BILL// RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN EXPLAINS TRANSFERABILITY POLICIES AND THE APPLICATION PROCESS. THIS PROCESS IS COMPLICATED AND SERVICEMEMBERS MUST CONSULT WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELORS TO FULLY UNDERSTAND IT. THIS NAVADMIN IS BROKEN INTO FOUR PARTS: ELIGIBILITY, PROCESS, SERVICE POST 9-11 GI BILL OBLIGATION POLICY, AND REFERENCE INFORMATION. PART I - ELIGIBILITY 1. PER REF A, TRANSFERABILITY UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL IS A RECRUITING AND RETENTION TOOL. WHILE AN INDIVIDUAL MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, GENERALLY THE OPTION TO TRANSFER A MEMBER'S UNUSED BENEFITS TO A FAMILY MEMBER (SPOUSE/CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE DEFENSE ELIGIBILITY ENROLLMENT SYSTEM (DEERS)) REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE COMMITMENT IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE DUTY AND/OR SELECTED RESERVE (SELRES)). 2. THE TRANSFERABILITY OPTION MUST BE ELECTED WHILE THE MEMBER IS SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES. ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO SEPARATE, RETIRE, TRANSFER TO THE FLEET RESERVE OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO 1 AUGUST 2009, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TRANSFERABILITY. SELRES MEMBERS WHO TRANSFER TO THE RETIRED RESERVE (WITH OR WITHOUT PAY), TRANSFER TO THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO 1 AUGUST 2009, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TRANSFERABILITY. 3. PER REF B, MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO ELECT TO TRANSFER BENEFITS: A. MUST HAVE SERVED SIX YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE AND/OR SELRES) AND AGREE TO SERVE FOUR ADDITIONAL YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES FROM THE DATE OF ELECTION; OR, B. MUST HAVE SERVED AT LEAST TEN YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES AND IF EITHER NAVY, DOD POLICY OR FEDERAL STATUTE RESTRICTS THE MEMBER FROM COMMITTING TO FOUR ADDITIONAL YEARS, MEMBERS MUST AGREE TO SERVE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME ALLOWED BY THAT POLICY OR STATUTE; OR, C. IS OR BECOMES RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE (COMPLETION OF 20 YEARS OF ACTIVE FEDERAL SERVICE OR 20 QUALIFYING YEARS AS COMPUTED UNDER TITLE 10, U.S.C., SECTION 12732) DURING THE PERIOD OF 1 AUGUST 2009 THROUGH 1 AUGUST 2012, AND AGREES TO SERVE THE ADDITIONAL PERIOD, IF ANY, SPECIFIED BELOW: (1) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON 1 AUGUST 2009, NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED. (2) FOR THOSE WHO HAVE AN APPROVED RETIREMENT DATE AFTER 1 AUGUST 2009 AND BEFORE 1 JULY 2010, NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED. (3) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT AFTER 1 AUGUST 2009 AND BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2010, ONE YEAR OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED. (4) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2010 AND BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2011, TWO YEARS OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED. (5) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2011 AND BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2012, THREE YEARS OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED. 4. MEMBERS ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2012 WILL REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL FOUR-YEAR SERVICE AGREEMENT. TRANSFERRING AN ENTITLEMENT COULD BE A SIGNIFICANT CONSIDERATION IN A MEMBER'S CAREER PLAN. 5. FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE SERVICE AGREEMENT AFTER TRANSFERRING ENTITLEMENT MAY RESULT IN AN OVERPAYMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE AND IS SUBJECT TO COLLECTION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS (DVA). 6. WHILE THE MEMBER IS IN THE ARMED FORCES, NEW DEPENDENTS MAY BE ADDED, ENTITLEMENTS CHANGED OR UNUSED ENTITLEMENTS REVOKED. THESE CHANGES WILL BE MADE BY THE MEMBER THROUGH THE TRANSFERABILITY OF EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS (TEB) WEBSITE (HTTPS://WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/TEB). AFTER RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION FROM THE ARMED FORCES, THE VETERAN MAY Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 MODIFY OR REVOKE TRANSFERRED ENTITLEMENT FOR EXISTING DESIGNATED 20 DEPENDENTS BY SUBMITTING A REQUEST IN WRITING TO THE DVA. (To be continued to Next Page)
    • (Transferability NAVADMIN Part 2) PART II - PROCESS TO TRANSFER POST 9-11 GI BILL, RESERVE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (REAP) CHAPTER 1607, AND MONTGOMERY GI BILL-SELECTED RESERVE (MGIB-SR) CHAPTER 1606 ENTITLEMENTS. 1. ENSURE SPOUSE/CHILD(REN) IS/ARE ENROLLED IN DEERS PRIOR TO MAKING ELECTION TO TRANSFER ENTITLEMENT. 2. ENSURE ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION (OFFICER AND ENLISTED) IS PROPERLY DOCUMENTED IN ELECTRONIC SERVICE RECORD (ESR) PRIOR TO INITIATING TRANSFERABILITY REQUEST. REFER TO PARAGRAPH 9 FOR SPECIFIC SITUATIONS TO ACHIEVE REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATIONS. REQUESTS WILL BE DISAPPROVED FOR MEMBERS WHOSE ESR DOES NOT REFLECT THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL SERVICE. MEMBERS WHOSE APPLICATIONS ARE DISAPPROVED WILL BE REQUIRED TO REAPPLY FOR TRANSFERABILITY WITH A NEW SERVICE OBLIGATION ion: Ask Quest DATE. IT IS CRITICAL THAT MEMBERS VISIT THEIR COMMAND CAREER COUNSELOR AND COMPLETE SERVICE OBLIGATION DOCUMENTATION AS SOON AS PRACTICAL AND l2.va.gov BEFORE APPLYING ON-LINE FOR TRANSFERABILITY. www.gibil A. SERVICE MEMBERS WHO DO NOT REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION TO TRANSFER BENEFITS SHOULD GO TO HTTPS://WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/TEB TO COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION. THIS INCLUDES RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS (PART I PARAS 3C(1) AND 3C(2) ABOVE) AND SERVICE MEMBERS WITH EXISTING AGREEMENTS THAT WILL COVER THE REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATION. B. ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS WHO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELOR TO ENSURE THEIR EAOS/EOS IS SUFFICIENT TO MEET THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION AND/OR DISCUSS OBLIGATED SERVICE OPTIONS. Visit: 3. COMPLETE ELECTRONIC TRANSFER ELECTION USING TEB. w.npc.na http://ww A. MEMBER MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR MULTIPLE EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT reerInfo/E PROGRAMS. BY CHOOSING TRANSFERABILITY UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, OR vy.mil/Ca REAP, OR MGIB-SR, THE MEMBER IS MAKING AN IRREVOCABLE DECISION TO GIBill/ CONVERT OVER TO THAT EDUCATION BENEFIT PROGRAM. ducation/ B. MEMBER'S DEPENDENTS WILL BE LISTED ON THE APPLICATION, PRE- POPULATED FROM DEERS. C. AN INDIVIDUAL TRANSFERRING POST 9-11 ENTITLEMENT MUST DESIGNATE THE ELIGIBLE DEPENDENTS(S), THE NUMBER OF MONTHS OF ENTITLEMENT TO BE TRANSFERRED AND SPECIFY THE PERIOD OF USE. THE NUMBER OF MONTHS TRANSFERRED MAY NOT EXCEED THE LESSER OF THE MONTHS OF UNUSED ENTITLEMENT AVAILABLE UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, 36 MONTHS OR THE NUMBER OF MONTHS SPECIFIED BY DOD. D. THE MEMBER CAN ONLY MODIFY THEIR REQUEST ONCE IT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY BUPERS-26/COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1C21). 4. MEMBERS MAY CHECK TEB PERIODICALLY FOR STATUS OF THEIR APPLICATION. Call A. IF REQUEST IS DISAPPROVED, MEMBER MUST TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION 1-88 : 8-G AND REAPPLY. APPROVED APPLICATIONS WILL BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO DVA VIA THE DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER. I-BIL B. REQUESTS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED WILL REFLECT A PROJECTED OBLIGATION END DATE (POED), NORMALLY FOUR YEARS. REQUESTS FOR THOSE L-1 INDIVIDUALS APPROACHING HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) WILL REFLECT A FOUR- YEAR POED; HOWEVER, IF UNABLE TO COMPLETE THIS OBLIGATION DUE TO HYT DISCHARGE, MEMBERS WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR TRANSFERABILITY OBLIGATION. 5. A COPY OF THE APPROVED TEB APPLICATION AND VA FORM 22-1990E MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE DEPENDENT AND FORWARDED TO THE VA FOR PROCESSING. FORM IS LOCATED ON WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV. THE VA WILL PROVIDE THE line: Apply On DEPENDENT WITH A CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY WHICH WILL BE TAKEN TO THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTION FOR ENROLLMENT. THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTION WILL c.osd.mil COMPLETE ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION AND FORWARD TO THE VA FOR PAYMENT. (To be continued to Next Page) www.dmd Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 21
    • (Transferability NAVADMIN Part 3) PART III - SERVICE OBLIGATION POLICY 1. ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS WITH LESS THAN 12 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/ EOS WILL REENLIST PER STANDARD PROCEDURES. 2. NON-SRB/ESRP ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 12 MONTHS AND LESS THAN 24 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/EOS ARE GRANTED AN EXCEPTION TO THE REENLISTMENT POLICY. REENLISTMENTS WILL BE ROUTED THROUGH THE STANDARD PROCESS FOR PAY-GRADE AND ZONE. THIS EXCEPTION TO POLICY EXPIRES 1 JANUARY 2010. 3. SRB/ESRP-ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 12 MONTHS AND LESS THAN 24 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/EOS AND WHO HAVE ALREADY REENLISTED ONCE FOR A BONUS IN THEIR CURRENT ZONE, ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A SHORT TERM EXTENSION TO MEET THE TRANSFERABILITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT TO BE APPROVED BY NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 FOR ACTIVE/PERS-812 FOR SELRES, FULL-TIME SUPPORT (FTS), AND CANVASSER RECRUITER (CANREC)). SERVICE MEMBERS WHO REQUIRE GREATER THAN 23 MONTHS ADDITIONAL SERVICE MUST SIGN A PAGE 13 STATING THE SERVICE MEMBER AGREES TO REENLIST TO COMPLETE Email: THEIR FULL COMMITMENT FOR TRANSFERABILITY. AN ADDITIONAL SHORT TERM EXTENSION WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING THE TRANSFERABILITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT. ALL SHORT TERM EXTENSION REQUESTS R@NAVY. NN.HUNTE MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 1 JANUARY 2010. 4. SERVICE MEMBERS IN ZONES A, B AND C THAT WILL REQUIRE PERFORM TO A SERVE (PTS) APPROVAL PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR REENLISTMENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT EARLY APPLICATION REQUESTS BY UTILIZING THE EARLY APPLY MIL ("STAR") QUESTION ON THE PTS APPLICATION. THIS EXCEPTION TO POLICY EXPIRES 1 JANUARY 2010. 5. SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 24 MONTHS AND LESS THAN 48 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/EOS CAN APPLY FOR A SHORT TERM EXTENSION TO BE APPROVED BY NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 FOR ACTIVE/PERS-812 FOR SELRES, FTS, AND CANREC). SAILORS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE PTS APPROVAL AS LONG AS THE EXTENSION DOES NOT CAUSE THEM TO CROSS INTO A NEW ZONE. ALL SHORT TERM EXTENSION REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 1 JANUARY 2010. email 6. ALL SERVICE MEMBERS MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO REENLIST OR EXTEND TO TAKE Call (If no ADVANTAGE OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES. SERVICE MEMBERS SHOULD CAREFULLY mail is access – E : CONSIDER ANY REENLISTMENT AND/OR EXTENSION OF OBLIGATED SERVICE WHICH COULD CROSS ZONE BOUNDARIES AND THEREBY REMOVE THEIR ELIGIBILITY TO Preferred) REENLIST FOR A BONUS. SERVICE MEMBERS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO CONSULT WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELORS AND WEIGH ALL OPTIONS BEFORE MAKING 153, AT DECISIONS. OPNAV N 7. ALL OFFICERS, OTHER THAN THOSE IN CATEGORIES LISTED IN PART I PARAS 629/DSN 3C, AND SELRES ENLISTED MEMBERS: THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER WILL COMPLETE A PAGE 13 IN THE NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL SYSTEM (703) 614-9 224 (NSIPS) ESR AGREEING TO SERVE THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL YEARS OF SERVICE. PAGE 13 WILL READ: "I UNDERSTAND BY SIGNING THIS PAGE 13, I AGREE TO COMPLETE FOUR MORE YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE OR SELECTED RESERVE) FROM THE DATE I REQUEST TRANSFERABILITY OF POST 9-11, REAP OR MGIB-SR EDUCATION BENEFITS TO MY DEPENDENTS/FAMILY MEMBERS. I UNDERSTAND THAT FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS FOUR YEAR OBLIGATION MAY LEAD TO AN OVERPAYMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS THAT MAY BE RECOUPED FOR ANY PAYMENTS MADE TO DEPENDENTS/ FAMILY MEMBERS." THE PAGE 13 WILL BE SIGNED BY MEMBER, WITNESSED AND DATED. PART IV - REFERENCE INFORMATION C al l 1. USE OF TRANSFERRED ENTITLEMENT BY FAMILY MEMBERS. 1-88 : A. SEE DVA'S WEB SITE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING USE AND 8 - 44 BENEFITS OF TRANSFERRED POST 9-11 ENTITLEMENT. 2-4 55 1 B. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND A SERVICEMEMBER TRANSFERABILITY PROCESS CHECKLIST ARE AVAILABLE ON NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE (NKO) AND BUPERS WEBSITE. HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/EDUCATION/GIBILL. 2. POINTS OF CONTACT: - ANN HUNTER, OPNAV N153, AT (703) 614-9629/DSN 224, OR EMAIL ANN.HUNTER(AT)NAVY.MIL. - THE NPC CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672)/DSN 882-5672. Career Wise 3. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// DECEMBER 2009 22 BT
    • Barbwire Career Counselors: We’re Here to Listen & Help SOME of the services offered by our Highly Trained Career Counselors onboard USS Nimitz: Latest Navy Instructions that affects your Career. Conduct Career Development Board. Communicating with your Detailer and getting a sponsor. Processing your reenlistment and Perform To Serve packages. Receiving an Indoctrination on your new command. Processing your Separation, Retirement and TAP class. How to Use Online Resources such as JOIN, FLTMPS, BOL, ESR, or NSIPS. Special Programs like: Conversion of Rate, Officers Program, credentialing (COOL & USMAP) and Bonus (SRB) Educational Benefits (TA, NCPACE, GI Bill). Veteran Benefits. Making any decision on how to have a great career during and after your enlistment. For more details contact your AIRWING CCC onboard Nimitz: • NC1 Lewis (VAQ-135) bryan.j.lewis@cvw11.navy.mill • NC1 Buquo (VFA-41) raymond.buquo@cvw11.navy.mil Note: Email is only • NC1 Jordan (VFA-14) joshua.g.jordan@cvw11.navy.mil when onboard Nimitz. • NC1 Nicholson (VFA-97) ivoe.w.nicholson@cvw11.navy.mil It will change or also • MA1 Robbins (VAW-117) douglas.robbins@cvw11.navy.mil available to @navy.mil • NC1 Wilson (HS-6) chad.wilson@cvw11.navy.mil upon return to shore. • NC1 Craig (VFA-86) michele.craig@cvw11.navy.mil • NCC Astro (CVW-11) lazaro.astro@cvw11.navy.mil We are located at 03-175-1-Q onboard USS Nimitz J-Dial 6368. Day & Night Shift service available to all squadron personnel. OPEN 24 HOURS – 7 DAYS A WEEK We Are Now Open Online On Navy Business Hours NO COMPUTER? J-DIAL US: 6368 (MENU on your dial pad) . . . Cvn68auebnasall_air_wing_shareAIRWING_CAREER_ COUNSELORINTRAWEB.htm 63 68 Click Out the New CCC AIRWING INTRAWEB . . 2 1 Dial M.E.N.U. to contact your Squadron CCC. Send your inputs, corrections or suggestions on CAREER WISE to lazaro.astro@cvw11.navy.mil
    • Post 9-11 GI Bill Transferability Self-Assessment Checklist Read NAVADMIN 203/09 and NAVADMIN 187/09 carefully, and discuss your situation with your Career Counselor. Are you eligible to transfer your benefits? a. You must have six years in the Armed Forces (active duty or SELRES), AND b. Agree to an additional service obligation (up to four years) in the Armed Forces from the date of election. Note: The transferability option must be elected while the member is serving in the Armed Forces. Active members, who separate, retire, transfer to the fleet reserve or who are discharged prior to 1 August 2009 are not eligible to elect transferability. SELRES members who transfer to the retired reserve (with or without pay), transfer to the individual ready reserve or who are discharged prior to 1 August 2009, are not eligible to elect transferability. What is my service obligation? a. Service obligation has been met in the following instances: (1) You have at least 20 years in the Armed Forces on 1 August 2009 , or (2) You have approved retirement date after 1 August 2009 and before 1 July 2010, or (3) You already have a service obligation to take you through four years b. Service obligation required: (1) For those eligible for retirement after 1 AUG 09 and before 1 AUG 10, 1 additional year from the date of transfer election is required. (2 For those eligible for retirement on or after 1 AUG 10 and before 1 AUG 11, 2 additional years from the date of transfer election are required (3) For those eligible for retirement on or after 1 AUG 11 and before 1 AUG 12, 3 additional years from the date of transfer election are required. How does high year tenure affect my required service obligation? a. If you have 10 years in the Armed Forces, and a policy or statute exists that prevents you from committing to the required service obligation, you may elect transferability but you must serve the maximum allowed under the policy NOTE Service obligation begins on the date you complete your request for transferability. When should the request for transferability be submitted? a. If your service obligation has been met, you should complete your application on line at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/ after you have verified the data is reflecting in the Electronic Service Record (ESR)(EAOS/EOS reflects the required service, or the page 13 is documented and verified in ESR). Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 24
    • b. This obligated service must be reflected in the electronic service record (ESR). Members can verify their obligated service by logging into “Self-service ESR” at https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil (CAC required). c. If policy precludes an additional service obligation and you plan to leave the service or retire after 1 Aug 09, you MUST sign up for transferability while you’re still in the Armed Forces. Otherwise, you lose your transferability opportunity. What action should I take if a service obligation is required? a. Enlisted members shall first meet with a career counselor to discuss options b. Officers must complete a page 13 agreeing to the additional service obligation c. Officers and enlisted must complete appropriate documentation AND ensure obligation is reflected in the electronic service record (ESR). Members can verify their obligated service by logging into “Self-service ESR” at https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil (CAC required). NOTE Applications that do not have appropriate service obligation documented in the ESR will be disapproved and returned for resubmission. If disapproved, a new service obligation date must be calculated. What happens after I apply for transferability? a. Applications are forwarded to BUPERS or COMNAVRESFOR for processing. Members can check the status of their application at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/ b. Approved applications will be forwarded to VA c. After transfer is approved, and and the family member is ready to use the entitlement, go to VA's website to the "Veterans Online Application (VONAPP).” Follow the instructions to create user name and password. After account is created, select "Create New Form" from drop-down and choose VA Form 22-1990e. This form should only be completed and submitted to VA by the family member after DoD has approved the request for TEB. http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/ d. VA will verify eligibility and provide a certificate of eligibility to the family member designated to receive the benefits e. Family members will take the certificate of eligibility to the institution and complete appropriate documentation to receive Post 9-11 benefits. Where do I go to if I have additional questions? a. Questions on service obligation requirements (reenlistment, page 13, short term extensions, etc.) should be discussed with your career counselor b. Answers to frequently asked questions are available on www.gibill.va.gov, NKO and http://www.npc.navy.mil/careerinfo/education/gibill . Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 25
    • X Determine obligation required for transferring entitlement to family members. X Acquire sufficient obligated service to provide 4 full years from the date of your request to transfer entitlement. Example: YN1 Sailor has an EAOS of 15 December 2009. He desires to transfer his entitlement to his spouse, Sally, on 1 October 2009. He must have 4 full years of obligated service on 1 October 2009. He must obligate to 30 September 2013 if he submits his request for transfer on 1 October 2009. He must consult with his NCC/CCC to determine how to meet his obligation in accordance with current policies. * Members retirement-eligible on 1 AUG 2009 do not require any additional obligated service. **See note for exceptions to the 4-yr requirement for other members nearing retirement eligibility. ***Review interim provisions through 1 Jan 2010 for SRB/ESRP-eligible members. x Enlisted service members with less than 12 months to their EAOS/Eos will reenlist per standard procedures. X Non-SRB/ESRP eligible service members with greater than 12 months and less than 24 months to their EAOS/EOS are granted an exception to the reenlistment policy. Reenlistments will be routed through the standard process for pay-grade and zone. This exception to policy expires 1 January 2010. X SRB/ESRP-eligible service members with greater than 12 months and less than 24 months to their EAOS/EOS and who have already reenlisted once for a bonus in their current zone, are eligible to apply for a short term extension to meet the transferability service requirement to be approved by NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 for active/PERS-812 for SELRES, Full-Time Support (FTS), and Canvasser Recruiter (CANREC)). Service members who require greater than 23 months additional service must sign a page 13 stating the service member agrees to reenlist to complete their full commitment for transferability. An additional short term extension will not be approved for the purpose of meeting the transferability service requirement. All short term extension requests must be received before 1 January 2010. X Service members in Zones A, B and C that will require Perform To Serve (PTS) approval prior to applying for reenlistment will be allowed to submit early application requests by utilizing the early apply (“STAR”) question on the PTS application. This exception to policy expires 1 January 2010. X Service members with greater than 24 months and less than 48 months to their EAOS/EOS can apply for a short term extension to be approved by NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 for Active/PERS-812 for SELRES, FTS, and CANREC). Sailors are not required to have PTS approval as long as the extension does not cause them to cross into a new zone. All short term extension requests must be received before 1 January 2010. X All officers, other than those in categories listed in paras 3C of NAVADMIN 203/09 and SELRES enlisted members: the administrative officer will complete a page 13 in the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) ESR agreeing to serve the required additional years of service. See NAVADMIN 203/09 for page 13 requirements. X Verify the obligation data (new Expiration of Active Obligated Service (EAOS)) or the page 13 is reflecting in member's ESR prior to submission of request. Request will be disapproved if EAOS/Page 13 is not viewable in ESR at the time of processing, requiring member to resubmit. X Submit request through the Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) program at www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB. Check on status periodically through website. Note: Date of approval of a transferability request will be the date of submission. Example: YN1 Sailor requests transferability on 1 October 2009 and his wife, Sally, enrolled in school in October. His transferability request is approved on 15 November. Sally Sailor is eligible for benefits from the transferability approval date (1 Oct 09). O=Officers E=Enlisted ** For those eligible for retirement after 1 AUG 09 and before 1 AUG 10, 1 additional year from the date of transfer election is required. For those eligible for retirement on or after 1 AUG 10 and before 1 AUG 11, 2 additional years from the date of transfer election are required For those eligible for retirement on or after 1 AUG 11 and before 1 AUG 12, 3 additional years from the date of transfer election are required. Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 26
    • REVIEW QUESTIONS Q1. What do I have to do to enroll in Post 9/11 GI Bill? A1. You are not required to enroll. Service members who have served at least 90 days aggregate, and up to 36 months of qualifying active duty time since Sept 11, 2001, are eligible for Post 9/11 benefits (40%- 100%). Q2. What is qualifying active duty time? A2. QAD: 90+ aggregate days of active duty service on or after September 11, 2001. SELRES qualifying time: both voluntary and non-voluntary periods of mobilization, ADSW, ADOS, & ADT. It does not include AT. Boot camp and A School training are excluded for service less than 24 months (36 months for SELRES). After the completion of 24 months of AD, these will apply. NOTE: The VA determines the eligibility based on Qualifying AD Service. The following active duty time is not included in qualifying active duty: a. Statutory USNA and NROTC service obligations b. Service obligations incurred with the Student Loan Repayment Program c. AT and drilling time is not considered qualifying active duty for SELRES d. IADT is not considered qualifying active duty until after the SELRES has completed 24 months of active duty time e. Qualifying active duty begins to accrue after completion of Boot Camp and "A" school. Q3. What will I receive if I use the benefit while on active duty? A3. Active duty members will receive full tuition and fees for courses taken. If the member is using tuition assistance, they will receive the difference between what TA will fund and actual costs. Active duty members do not receive the monthly or book stipend. Q4. What will I receive if I use the benefit while a drilling Reservist? A4. Drilling Reservists will receive benefits based on percentage of qualifying active duty time and will receive: tuition and fees, (restricted to the most expensive, undergraduate, in-state tuition for the state where the college is located), up to $1,000 annual book stipend and monthly stipend, as applicable. Q5. When do my benefits expire? A5. Veterans have 15 years from the last discharge or release from active duty of at least 90 continuous days (other than for training). Discharge must be an honorable discharge. Q6. Will I be able to use this benefit to for a graduate degree? A6. Yes. If the tuition and fees are greater than amount allowed, the member would be responsible for the additional costs if the institution is not part of the Yellow Ribbon program. Q7. What is the Yellow Ribbon program? A7. A program where the institution elects to share costs when fees exceed the allowable amount with the VA. A participating institution may provide up to 50% and the VA will match these funds. Only those eligible for the maximum benefit (100 %) will be considered for the Yellow Ribbon program. Not all institutions of higher learning have elected to participate. Q8. Who should I contact if I have questions about my eligibility? Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 27 A8. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs is the final authority of eligibility. You should consult the VA's website at www.gibill.va.gov if you have questions about eligibility. Q9. I want to transfer my benefits to my spouse, what actions are required?
    • Submitting a Request to Transfer Benefits/Application Process TRANSFERABILITY PROCESS 1. Using your CAC card or DFAS pin, log on to the DoD Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) Web page located at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/ 2. The family members eligible for benefits under DEERS will be shown. (If a dependent’s name is grayed out or the edit button does not work, it means that the member is not eligible for DEERS benefits and thus is not eligible to receive transferred benefits.) 3. Click the edit button for each family member you want to transfer benefits to. Choose the start date and end date, and number of months of benefit to transfer. (Spouses can use for up to 15 years after the member separates/retires; children can use until their 26th birthday.) NOTE: For service members who wish to transfer their benefits to dependents who are not old enough now to attend an College/University: When a dependent is not college age, and the member is applying for TEB, the application will still require the member to assign them a “time” (# of months of benefits) when applying. The member should assign all their dependents some time (total not to exceed amount member is eligible to transfer or the application will be automatically disapproved)....these amounts can be changed at a later date. The application also asks for start and end dates for each dependent that they will be using the transferred benefit. Input the date the dependent child turns 18 as the starting date and when they turn 26 as the ending date. The VA will not turn the application down if the dates are not met as many high school dependents are graduating at the age of 17. (Highly recommend that you take a "screen shot" of the finished application and approval page for your records at a later date.) 4. Once you’ve added your family members, check all the boxes to indicate you’ve read and understand each statement on the transfer request page. This includes checking the boxes that reference the MGIB even if you did not have it previously. 5. After you have submitted your request to transfer benefits, in the upper left corner of the TEB site, you will see your name, status as submitted, and the date of status (blank). 6. To track the status of your request, you will have to return to the TEB page and monitor the status. 7. After a request is approved, the status of your request will change to ‘approved’ and the date of status (approval) will be the date you submitted your request. The TEB site will automatically transfer the data to the VA, so that they can process a family member’s request for a certificate of eligibility. Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 28
    • APPLICATION PROCESS 8. Once your request is approved, and your dependent is ready to utilize the benefit (going to attend College/University), you and/or dependent need to log onto VONAP through the DVA website (www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Post-911.htm) and complete the 22- 1990E form (after logging into VONAP, go to the options drop down menu and choose “create new form”) to submit a request for a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA. 9. The DVA will send the dependent a letter in approx 8-10 weeks (Certificate of Eligibility) stating they are approved for the education benefit at their specific College/University. After receiving the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA, family members will provide the certificate to the school VA counselor/representative so they can verify their enrollment to the DVA. Recommend speaking with the University VA Representative/Counselor and make them aware of your usage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. 10. If the family member (student/dependent) has not received the COE from VA when they enroll in school, they should ask the school veterans certifying official at the school to submit an enrollment certification for the academic term to the VA. By submitting the enrollment certification early both the school and the student will received payment in a more timely manner than waiting for the COE then certifying the students enrollment. 11. Tuition funds will be sent direct from the VA to the school. Children using transferred benefits will receive the monthly living stipend and the books and supplies stipend. Spouses using transferred benefits will only receive the monthly living stipend and the books and supplies stipend if they use the benefits after you separate from active duty. (The monthly stipend and book/supply stipend will be separate deposits.) •Special Thanks to: •LCDR E. F. Zardeskas of CHNAVPERS Education Branch (N153D1) for invaluable chop & advice for this updated edition. •Ms Ann Hunter of for her dedication, patience and expeditious response to many inquiries & expertise of the subject. •NCCM Linda Maclean for being the channel of the many information & connecting the NCs of the COMNAVAIRPAC Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 29
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