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Old 08-13-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Middletown, DE
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You do not get GI Bill benefits if you have a General Discharge. With your brother serving six months and getting a General Discharge there is no way he would qualify for the GI Bill.
You are absolutely correct. There are SOME VA benefits available with a general discharge. But FULL benefits (including the GI Bill) would require nothing short of an honorable discharge. There are also some very significant time of service requirements, which vary somewhat by the era the member served, to qualify for the various VA benefits. But there is not a chance that someone who served for six months and got a general discharge has anything close to full VA benefits, no matter the era.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:18 AM
 
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You are absolutely correct. There are SOME VA benefits available with a general discharge. But FULL benefits (including the GI Bill) would require nothing short of an honorable discharge. There are also some very significant time of service requirements, which vary somewhat by the era the member served, to qualify for the various VA benefits. But there is not a chance that someone who served for six months and got a general discharge has anything close to full VA benefits, no matter the era.
Wasn't/Isn't there an option for those getting out on a GD to pay $1200 to get the G.I. Bill? Or was that just Honorable but getting out in less than 1 year?
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Middletown, DE
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Wasn't/Isn't there an option for those getting out on a GD to pay $1200 to get the G.I. Bill? Or was that just Honorable but getting out in less than 1 year?
Don't remember that. I believe that under the Montgomery GI Bill, where the member made a nominal monthly contribution to the plan for a fixed number of months, could make a payment if they got an "early out" with an honorable discharge in order get vested. But that honorable discharge was still a requirement. Otherwise they just got their contributions returned to them.

The Montgomery GI Bill was after I retired. If someone has a different understanding I'll stand corrected without argument.
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