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National Guard school benefits?? Not happy with the outcome!!

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My son is in the National Guard and at the time of signing up he was offered a lot of good stuff. He even received a symbolic check for $40,000 for school. Then when he decided to go to school, reality and true colors came out. He did not qualified for G.I. bill post 911 after he was told that he would. Now he only qualifies for for Montgomery G.I Bill. I don't consider this fair, the recruiters pushed so much for him to sign in and me to sign papers. This is the way he was paid, I'm not happy for turning over my son to the military and they pay him this way. Not fair at all!! Has any body else been thru this situation? Please let me know. Thank you!!

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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asaffell
by Ashley on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

The Montgomery bill still pays for his school...

armyvet06
by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM
He should be talking to someone about that. Im going to school for my AS using the post 911. I recieve 1100 a month for my stipend. Tell him to talk to someone about it. Best bet would probably be for him to talk to the va.
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violinjewel
by Julia on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Something sounds off here. I don't think you have the whole story.
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JerseyAirGurl
by Ada on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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http://www.nationalguard.com/life/education-benefits/gi-bill

Post-9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33
For Soldiers with at least 90 days of Active Duty service on or after September 11, 2001, the Post-9/11 GI Bill can cover up to 100 percent of your tuition, depending on the length of time you’ve served. You may also be eligible for a housing allowance and a stipend for books and supplies, and your benefits may be transferable to your dependents.

He wouldn't get the Post 9/11 GI Bill unless he did enough qualifing AD service... http://www.gibill.va.gov/documents/pamphlets/ch33_pamphlet.pdf

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cocoroo
by Coco on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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Maybe he should have joined the military and not the CG. And, maybe you should let your son handle his own business.

Sorry to the CG ladies, but I couldn't resist.
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violinjewel
by Julia on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM
This is what I was thinking, of him not being eligible, because of not having any active duty time. My husband is eligible as a Guard member because he was deployed for a year, but it sounds like this person's son hasn't yet.


Quoting JerseyAirGurl:

http://www.nationalguard.com/life/education-benefits/gi-bill

Post-9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33
For Soldiers with at least 90 days of Active Duty service on or after September 11, 2001, the Post-9/11 GI Bill can cover up to 100 percent of your tuition, depending on the length of time you’ve served. You may also be eligible for a housing allowance and a stipend for books and supplies, and your benefits may be transferable to your dependents.

He wouldn't get the Post 9/11 GI Bill unless he did enough qualifing AD service... http://www.gibill.va.gov/documents/pamphlets/ch33_pamphlet.pdf

Random: Liking your own post is weird. 


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4ever-SJ
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM
And, maybe she should stfu that he doesn't have 80k in student loans even after receiving scholarships.

Complain, complain, complain. What was the kid's backup plan, any way? Was burger king passing out free rides to grad school?


Quoting JerseyAirGurl:

http://www.nationalguard.com/life/education-benefits/gi-bill

Post-9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33
For Soldiers with at least 90 days of Active Duty service on or after September 11, 2001, the Post-9/11 GI Bill can cover up to 100 percent of your tuition, depending on the length of time you’ve served. You may also be eligible for a housing allowance and a stipend for books and supplies, and your benefits may be transferable to your dependents.

He wouldn't get the Post 9/11 GI Bill unless he did enough qualifing AD service... http://www.gibill.va.gov/documents/pamphlets/ch33_pamphlet.pdf

Random: Liking your own post is weird. 


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Apollos82
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM
I'm not being a smart-ass...I think I missed something. I didn't see anything about CG. Just NG. Did a comment get deleted or something?

Quoting cocoroo:

Maybe he should have joined the military and not the CG. And, maybe you should let your son handle his own business.



Sorry to the CG ladies, but I couldn't resist.
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JerseyAirGurl
by Ada on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Lol.... well she is referring to her child as an offering to the military. So I don't know how much backup planning or researching was actually done. 

Quoting 4ever-SJ:

And, maybe she should stfu that he doesn't have 80k in student loans even after receiving scholarships.

Complain, complain, complain. What was the kid's backup plan, any way? Was burger king passing out free rides to grad school?


Quoting JerseyAirGurl:

http://www.nationalguard.com/life/education-benefits/gi-bill

Post-9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33
For Soldiers with at least 90 days of Active Duty service on or after September 11, 2001, the Post-9/11 GI Bill can cover up to 100 percent of your tuition, depending on the length of time you’ve served. You may also be eligible for a housing allowance and a stipend for books and supplies, and your benefits may be transferable to your dependents.

He wouldn't get the Post 9/11 GI Bill unless he did enough qualifing AD service... http://www.gibill.va.gov/documents/pamphlets/ch33_pamphlet.pdf

Random: Liking your own post is weird. 



Apollos82
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM
Ah, yes. I do love a good sacrificial lamb.

Quoting JerseyAirGurl:

Lol.... well she is referring to her child as an offering to the military. So I don't know how much backup planning or researching was actually done. 

Quoting 4ever-SJ:

And, maybe she should stfu that he doesn't have 80k in student loans even after receiving scholarships.



Complain, complain, complain. What was the kid's backup plan, any way? Was burger king passing out free rides to grad school?





Quoting JerseyAirGurl:

http://www.nationalguard.com/life/education-benefits/gi-bill

Post-9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33
For Soldiers with at least 90 days of Active Duty service on or after September 11, 2001, the Post-9/11 GI Bill can cover up to 100 percent of your tuition, depending on the length of time you’ve served. You may also be eligible for a housing allowance and a stipend for books and supplies, and your benefits may be transferable to your dependents.

He wouldn't get the Post 9/11 GI Bill unless he did enough qualifing AD service... http://www.gibill.va.gov/documents/pamphlets/ch33_pamphlet.pdf

Random: Liking your own post is weird. 




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