Link: Winthrop.edu
Link: Email the VA Office


Eligibility Information for
Veteran Educational Benefit Programs

Montgomery GI Bill
This program provides educational benefits to individuals who first entered active duty after June 30, 1985. The Montgomery GI Bill also includes a program for certain Reserve and National Guard participants. Detailed eligibility information can be found on the VAs Education Benefits web site.

Post 9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009.  Detailed eligibility information can be found on the VAs Education Benefits web site.

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance
This program provides educational assistance to children and spouses of veterans who are 1) permanently or totally disabled due to a service-related condition or 2) those who have died while on active duty as a result of a service related condition. Detailed eligibility information can be found on the VAs Education Benefits web site.

Vocational Rehabilitation
This program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities obtain training, such as a diploma from a two or four-year institution, to prepare them for suitable employment. Detailed eligibility information can be found on the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service web site.

Please Note: The Veteran Benefits Office at Winthrop University serves as a liaison for the Department of Veteran Affairs and the student. The Veteran Benefits Office at Winthrop has no authority to determine eligibility for a particular VA educational program. ONLY the Department of Veteran Affairs can determine eligibility.


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