Post 9-11 GI Bill and the nurse officer

  1. Hello to all of my allnurses family. I was speaking with my recruiter today who alerted me to the fact the nurse officers are not entitled to the Post 9-11 GI bill. Is this so? I thought that I read on military.com that the new bill encompassed enlisted and officer ranks. However, I did read on the va.gov website that prompted a question, it states:
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    If you are an officer who graduated from a service academy or received ROTC scholarships, you also qualify for the new GI Bill benefits. However, your ROTC/Service Academy associated obligated active-duty service time does not count toward the three years necessary to qualify for the full benefits. "

    So does this mean that since I did not graduate from a service academy, nor received scholarships(ROTC) that I am not eligible? I guess I would like to know is it open to all or not? Your input is most graciously welcomed.

    Thanks
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  3. by   just_cause
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    Hello to all of my allnurses family. I was speaking with my recruiter today who alerted me to the fact the nurse officers are not entitled to the Post 9-11 GI bill. Is this so? I thought that I read on military.com that the new bill encompassed enlisted and officer ranks. However, I did read on the va.gov website that prompted a question, it states:
    "
    If you are an officer who graduated from a service academy or received ROTC scholarships, you also qualify for the new GI Bill benefits. However, your ROTC/Service Academy associated obligated active-duty service time does not count toward the three years necessary to qualify for the full benefits. "

    So does this mean that since I did not graduate from a service academy, nor received scholarships(ROTC) that I am not eligible? I guess I would like to know is it open to all or not? Your input is most graciously welcomed.

    Thanks
    Sounds like a mis-communication or understanding. Regardless of your branch you are now eligible for the CHP33 "the new gi-bill" provided you complete your obligation - if owed to a prior rotc or usma and then complete the eligibility requirements as defined by the new bill.
    http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Inf...htm#PERCENTAGE
    The answer to your question is you first have to service owed time if a scholarship rotc grad or usma, then time served forward of that point can make you eligible for gi bill..which doesn't take that much time at all. No restriction based on branch.

    v/r
  4. by   athena55
    Hello Everyone:
    Another web page for information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill:
    www.gibill.va.gov
    Also go to: military times.com/handbook and click on "Post 9/11 Bill"
    ....Yikes, I see that Just_Cause submitted the same....Thank You JC!

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