You can receive your GI Bill benefits while working full time and earning wages.
|MONTHLY RATES for traditional Guard members training under the Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve,
Chapter 1606 for Apprenticeship and On-The-Job Training Programs
|First 6 Months
Second 6 Months
Remainder of Program
|$204.00 per month
$149.60 per month
$95.20 per month
|A maximum of $9,792 can be collected over a 7-1/2 year period|
NOTE: Soldiers eligible for the Chapter 30 or Chapter 34 (Active Duty) Montgomery GI Bill programs can receive significantly higher amounts of educational assistance for apprenticeship programs. If you are eligible for Chapter 30 or Chapter 34 from prior Active Duty service visit http://www.gibill.va.gov for updated monthly rates.
STEP 1: Obtain a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), DD Form 2384-1 (for soldiers utilizing Chapter 1606 GI Bill benefits). Click here to read the Chapter 1606 eligibility rules and obtain the DD Form 2384-1. Soldiers who choose to utilize Active Duty GI Bill benefits (such as Chapter 30 or 34) for apprenticeship programs should obtain a copy of their DD Form 214.
STEP 2: Bring the NOBE (for Chapter 1606 GI Bill benefits) or DD Form 214 (for Active Duty GI Bill Benefits) to the registered employer you are currently working for or would like to work for as an apprentice.
STEP 3: Either you or your registered employer must contact the New York Division of Apprentice Training prior to the start of your apprentice program. A field representative from the Division of Apprentice Training will visit your employment location and meet with you and your employer in order to initiate the appropriate VA paperwork that will start your monthly GI Bill benefit payments.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will pay GI Bill benefits one (1) year retroactive for soldiers who were enrolled in registered apprenticeship programs but were not aware that they could have applied for educational assistance. Soldiers falling into this category could receive up to $2,121.60 in back educational assistance.
Soldiers are encouraged to direct any questions that were not answered by this Web page to the Education Services Office staff at email@example.com.