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Old 09-09-2015, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Rutland, Vermont
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Hello, friends. To put simply I was chaptered in 2011 after three years of service after being arrested for a DWI. Other than that my record was clean and has been clean since. I also receive 70% service connection for psychiatric issues that began to manifest during my deployment and receive mental healthcare at the VA.

So my question, given the factors involved is it still possible to apply and recieve the G.I. Bill?
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:28 PM
 
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No. Look at Voc Rehab. Trust me when I tell you, I do this for a living.
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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I have to disagree with you on this, a General under honorable conditions does not disqualify one from the GI bill, it can only if the "quality of service" is highly negative. These things are taken into account when one files for a COE and if the COE is rejected one can file an appeal. If the OP service was honorable and the only issue was a DWI then rejection of the GI bill is unwarranted. This is why the military issues General under honorable conditions.

This comes from the VA website for Character of Discharge: "Generally, in order to receive VA benefits and services, the Veteran’s character of discharge or service must be under other than dishonorable conditions (e.g., honorable, under honorable conditions, general). However, individuals receiving undesirable, bad conduct, and other types of dishonorable discharges may qualify for VA benefits depending on a determination made by VA."

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Old 09-15-2015, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Centro Tejas
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If the VA is giving you healthcare (like they do with me), then you're eligible for the GI Bill. However, like YaFace said, I would also recommend VA vo rehab: is 48 months of GI Bill instead of 36.
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Old 09-16-2015, 01:30 PM
 
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Apply. If they say no your in the same position as you are now.
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:34 PM
 
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There are literally 4 posts in this thread that are lies. Right from the VA website:

Discharge Requirements for Education Benefits
To receive VA education benefits and services through the Montgomery GI Bill program or Post-9/11 GI Bill program, the Veteran’s character of discharge or service must be honorable.

You NEED AN HONORABLE, there is no such thing as a character of discharge for GI Bill. This is the only VA benefit where you NEED a straight honorable, not UHC. Apply to Voc Rehab, don't waste your or the VA's time applying for GI Bill please.
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:19 AM
 
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I have a General under honorable conditions discharge,I served 6yrs in reserves and 9 mths active duty,failed 1drug test am I available for benefits after 18years have past
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:19 AM
 
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There are literally 4 posts in this thread that are lies. Right from the VA website:

Discharge Requirements for Education Benefits
To receive VA education benefits and services through the Montgomery GI Bill program or Post-9/11 GI Bill program, the Veteranís character of discharge or service must be honorable.

You NEED AN HONORABLE, there is no such thing as a character of discharge for GI Bill. This is the only VA benefit where you NEED a straight honorable, not UHC. Apply to Voc Rehab, don't waste your or the VA's time applying for GI Bill please.

Wrong- just for the record, I was discharged with a General under Honorable conditions and I was able to claim the original GI Bill and qualify for a VA home loan
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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No. Look at Voc Rehab. Trust me when I tell you, I do this for a living.
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Originally Posted by YaFace View Post
There are literally 4 posts in this thread that are lies. Right from the VA website:

Discharge Requirements for Education Benefits
To receive VA education benefits and services through the Montgomery GI Bill program or Post-9/11 GI Bill program, the Veteranís character of discharge or service must be honorable.

You NEED AN HONORABLE, there is no such thing as a character of discharge for GI Bill. This is the only VA benefit where you NEED a straight honorable, not UHC. Apply to Voc Rehab, don't waste your or the VA's time applying for GI Bill please.
From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

Applying for Benefits and Your Character of Discharge

https://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits..._discharge.asp

Generally, in order to receive VA benefits and services, the Veteranís character of discharge or service must be under other than dishonorable conditions (e.g., honorable, under honorable conditions, general). However, individuals receiving undesirable, bad conduct, and other types of dishonorable discharges may qualify for VA benefits depending on a determination made by VA.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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https://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits..._discharge.asp
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