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G.I. Bill Gouge

PimpJuice

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I've done some research on a previous question I had on using the G.I. Bill for CFI training.

For anyone interested in using the G.I. Bill for any kind of training other than private (not covered) take note - the new post-9/11 G.I. Bill will no longer cover flight training of any kind (ATP, type ratings, etc.). This goes into effect in August. However, you do not have to opt into this new G.I. Bill - you can maintain the current benefits of the existing G.I. Bill if you choose. The only flight training that would be covered under the new bill would be if you were enrolled in a full time university flight program like Embry-Riddle, etc. There's a link below that shows the differences between old/new.

http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Benefit_Comparison_Chart.htm
 

SIG600

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If you opt for the old one, I'm assuming you're still going to get the old amount of cash and not the new one?
 

PimpJuice

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If you opt for the old one, I'm assuming you're still going to get the old amount of cash and not the new one?

Correct - you can't mix and match the two. If you are considering grad school - you definitely want the new one. I got my MBA in New York and got about $1100 a month for school which didn't even scratch the surface of Columbia's tuition. Under the new one, I would have not only gotten more than that for school but would have gotten E-5 BAH for NYC while in school which is ridiculous.
 

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better yet apply to be an ATC controller and go to school in okie city. Good benefits and a nice pension and the pay is good also. Then you don't have to worry about getting laid off and bankruptcy or rj wages. Not a bad gig

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SIG600

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better yet apply to be an ATC controller and go to school in okie city. Good benefits and a nice pension and the pay is good also. Then you don't have to worry about getting laid off and bankruptcy or rj wages. Not a bad gig

Stagger

You have to become a controller before you're 31. I'm sure as hell not going to leave the military and fighter flying, to sit behind a scope and push tin, not sure why anyone would want that job. (I've got a minor in Air Traffic Mgmt to boot).
 

rhinoflyer

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Can I use my "old" GI Bill until Aug and then transfer to the new one and transfer the benefits to my wife for her grad school?
 

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Transferring New GI Bill benefits to my kids

I've seen a lot of different info regarding the transfer of the New GI Bill to my kids.
Anyone know anythng solid?
I am Active Duty Air Force with a retirement date of 1 Aug 2010 (20 years total service). I was not eligible for the original GI Bill (Air Force Academy grad).

Any and all info would be appreciated.

BeeVee
 

PimpJuice

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I've seen a lot of different info regarding the transfer of the New GI Bill to my kids.
Anyone know anythng solid?
I am Active Duty Air Force with a retirement date of 1 Aug 2010 (20 years total service). I was not eligible for the original GI Bill (Air Force Academy grad).

Any and all info would be appreciated.

BeeVee

Do a quick Google search - there is some pretty helpful answers on this on the VA website. I think the short answer is you're in good shape. The new GI Bill is open to all players - regardless of commissioning source - and you don't have to buy in. I believe anything >10 years allows you to pass on benny's to your kids without having to give back any more service.
 

Be 23

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The issue for current vets is that you have to designate benefits (self/children/spouse) before you separate/retire. The veterans groups are working on changing that, but the VA needs to get the program up and running before it can handle a couple million beneficiary changes.
 
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