32 CFR 65.7 - Eligibility.
The DVA is responsible for determining eligibility for education benefits under the GI Bill. Generally, to be eligible for the GI Bill, individuals must serve on active duty after September 10, 2001, for at least 30 continuous days with a discharge due to a service-connected disability; or an aggregate period ranging from 90 days to 36 months or more. Benefits under the GI Bill are based on a percentage, as determined by a Service Member's length of active duty service, as shown in the following table:
|Member serves||Percentage of maximum benefit payable|
|If aggregate service is less than 24 months, initial entry training does not count as qualifying active duty.|
|At least 36 months||100|
|At least 30 continuous days on active duty and discharged due to service-connected disability||100|
|At least 30 months, but less than 36 months||90|
|At least 24 months, but less than 30 months||80|
|At least 18 months, but less than 24 months*||70|
|At least 12 months, but less than 18 months*||60|
|At least 6 months, but less than 12 months*||50|
|At least 90 days, but less than 6 months*||40|
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