Benefits info for all VRA/VA/Ex-Military Students

bloomer

New Member
I am trying to compile all of this pertinent information from various threads; if there is anything I can add that may help, please let me know so I can get it up here.

New Mongmery GI Bill Info:

-The new VA bill was just passed and signed in to law. The new bill adds additional payments of BAH and extra money for books. The added BAH portion will apply to us.
-New GI Bill Website and info: http://www.gibill2008.org/sidebyside.html

-New GI Bill Benefits: http://www.gibill2008.org/benefits.html
-BAH Amount Calculator: http://perdiem.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem/bah.html
-Use E-5 pay and use 73125 for academy zip code w/ or w/out dependants
- OKC Amount: E-5 W/ Dependants $847, w/out $673
-Use this table to figure out elgibility percenatge:
Time In Service since 9/10/2001
90 Consecutive Days40% (Tuition, Books, & Living Stipend)
6 Cumulative Months50% (Tuition, Books, & Living Stipend)
12 Cumulative Months60% (Tuition, Books, & Living Stipend)
18 Cumulative Months70% (Tuition, Books, & Living Stipend)
24 Cumulative Months80% (Tuition, Books, & Living Stipend)
30 Cumulative Months90% (Tuition, Books, & Living Stipend)
36 Cumulative Months100% (Tuition, Books, & Living Stipend)
Time to Use Benefit:15 years (see above)
Buy-in Requirement:None

VA Benefits School/Training Program Info:

-FAA website information: https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/benefits/montgomery_bill/information/

-VA Benefits amounts While At OKC: http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/rates/CH30/ch30rates080108.htm
-Institutional Training Full Time - $1,321
-Don't forget to use these tables if you paid the $600 Kicker: http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/rates/600_buyup.html
-VA OJT Benefit amounts (after OKC but before full cert.):
Apprenticeship and On-Job Training Training Period Monthly rate
First six months of training - $990.75
Second six months of training - $726.55
Remaining pursuit of training - $462.35

-Online Application Program: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
-Fill out VA Form 22-1990 - Application For Education Benefits
-I used this for the school address: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/arc/programs/academy/contact/
Federal Aviation Administration
AMA-1
Building 5 Room 208
P.O. Box 25082
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
 

88MPH

Addicted voyeur
Under the old Chap 30, I don't see why we wouldn't pull in GIB money. But under the new S22, it seems to be worded to pay tuition for the student, but since it's obviously employer funded, it gets grey.
 

pmatc

New Member
There is another thread for Vets that was just posted to recently with tons of links and info.. The VA, and FAA sites point to "yes, OJT pay, and with the new GI bill we get BAH as well". Someone was also as OCD as I am and did the numbers.. The payscale inclusive of this is a much better situation.

http://forums.jetcareers.com/air-traffic-control/68472-ex-military-vra-controllers-please-post-here.html


I wouldn't have even imagined or thought about it, I still have 2 years left of eligibility that will come in handy.
 

HiDef

New Member
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but I could have sworn yesterday I saw that the new MGIB didn't take effect until next July/Aug (2009). Anybody else remember this? I'm having a hard time finding the date again and my break is almost over.

HD
 

Sooner1ATC

New Member
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but I could have sworn yesterday I saw that the new MGIB didn't take effect until next July/Aug (2009). Anybody else remember this? I'm having a hard time finding the date again and my break is almost over.

HD
My buddy is getting out/starting school this Aug and he said that he will be getting the new GI bill.
 

bloomer

New Member
There is another thread for Vets that was just posted to recently with tons of links and info.. The VA, and FAA sites point to "yes, OJT pay, and with the new GI bill we get BAH as well". Someone was also as OCD as I am and did the numbers.. The payscale inclusive of this is a much better situation.

http://forums.jetcareers.com/air-traffic-control/68472-ex-military-vra-controllers-please-post-here.html


I wouldn't have even imagined or thought about it, I still have 2 years left of eligibility that will come in handy.
I know about that thread and have posted there myself, but if you look at the OP it was created mainly for discussion. The OCD person who posted those numbers was probably me :)D). My intent is to make this a one-stop shop for information and maybe get it stickied up top. Someone else asked about using these benefits and I had to wade through multiple threads to help him out. I hope this thread will help.
 

bloomer

New Member
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but I could have sworn yesterday I saw that the new MGIB didn't take effect until next July/Aug (2009). Anybody else remember this? I'm having a hard time finding the date again and my break is almost over.

HD
HD - I think you just rained on my parade :(. I did a little research and found this. http://www.gibill.va.gov/S22/s22_effective.htm
"Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date."
More info. here http://www.gibill.va.gov/S22/S22 Fact Sheet.pdf

That is funny... You think they would have put that on the GIBILL2008.org website. I guess I will have to edit/or delete the orginal post.
 

HiDef

New Member
HD - I think you just rained on my parade :(. I did a little research and found this. http://www.gibill.va.gov/S22/s22_effective.htm
"Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date."
More info. here http://www.gibill.va.gov/S22/S22%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

That is funny... You think they would have put that on the GIBILL2008.org website. I guess I will have to edit/or delete the orginal post.
Hey sorry man, the minute I saw they approved it I started my research to see if it would affect my current benefits too. I'm right there with you as I wish it would help us out more but if you're still eligible for the current GI BILL bennies it's not a bad deal. Not as good of a deal, but better off than the OTS and CTI guys are making out right now. I'll be fully checked out before the new one takes effect but I'll still have collected close to 10K when it's all said and done (not to mention I got the $20k bonus coming in). And don't delete your post, it has a lot of good links in it for all VRA's.

HD
 

Sooner1ATC

New Member
HD - I think you just rained on my parade :(. I did a little research and found this. http://www.gibill.va.gov/S22/s22_effective.htm
"Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date."
More info. here http://www.gibill.va.gov/S22/S22 Fact Sheet.pdf

That is funny... You think they would have put that on the GIBILL2008.org website. I guess I will have to edit/or delete the orginal post.
Crap! :banghead: Oh well, its still a good deal anyways and I appreciate this thread b/c I NEVER would have thought to continue my benefits, thank you!!
 

HiDef

New Member
Que Pasa? :yeahthat:
VRA's with 52 consecutive weeks of ATC in the last 2 years qualify for a $20,000 bonus. You must sign a two year agreement. Comes out to about $13,500 after taxes. I had already commited to the FAA so it was a nice surprise for me.

HD
 

Raydon

New Member
they say jealousy is unbecoming of any man.. I say guilty am I and true the statement may actually be.
 
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