Quote from awhitt001
Well before you let my commit about the miltary lying to me offend you, everyone that I know of who knows the story knows what I am talking about. By the way that was a statement of my situation which has nothing to do with it, just stating what I was going through. It's funny exmilitary always has something to say then when the story is told nothing can be said. Read what you like commit and what you don't like, understand everyone experience may be a little different from yours, last I checked!
What you said in your original post did not offend me. What I said was that it was difficult to believe and I explained why. To be clear, I'm not
saying that you lied in your post either. I'm only saying that you may not have all of the information you need in order to use your military benefits to the fullest. That is why I recommended contacting the VA.
I understand that everyone's situation is unique and that I do not know the details of your situation. My intension was only to help.
If the VA told you that you can not use the benefits, I recommend that you petition a re-evaluation. If it is someone at the school you are attending that is telling you that you can not use the benefits, one of a few things could be happening.
1) That school is not an approved school through the VA (not all schools are), in which case what they should be saying is that you can't use your benifits at their school
, but they'll never say that because they know you'll go somewhere else
2) The councelor that you spoke with is unfamiliar with the VA benefit (usually one counselor specializes in veteran students), in which case you should ask to speak with the head of Financial Aid, the campus VA Liaison, or the Veterans Specialist who should be able to better assist you
3) Your benefits have expired (you must use the money within 10 years of exiting the service). If this is the case, then you'll only be able to reactivate your benefits if you re-enlist.
I hope that something I've said helps. Good luck in finding a program that fits.