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    GI Bill Questions (theres a few)

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    In june I will be married to a Marine and will be living in Wash DC for 3 months then we will re-locating to either CA or NC. Don't know yet. I'm interested in studying Veterinary Technology. I've already been in a vet tech program, unfortunately it didn't work out the first time so I'm hoping I can try again.
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    1. Am I able to use any of the GI Bill for school?
    2. My Marine will only have a year and a half left in the Marine Corps so does that mean I have only that amount of time to use it? or is there a certain period of time after I can use it?
    3.I was interested in doing a "veterinary assistant course" on penn fosters website first. Would it pay for this course AND a Veterinary Tech course? Or will it only cover ONE?

    Thanks!!
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    How long has he been in?
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    its all going to come down to how long he has been in long enough to transfer his GI Bill to you
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    As I understand it, you are able to use up to 50% of his GI bill.

    You also will have access to MYCAA https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/
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    From what I believe with the GI bill they have to be in 6 yrs already and sign on for another 4. Where you live will not play a part in this, only his time in service and I believe they can only transfer 50%


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    From what I believe with the GI bill they have to be in 6 yrs already and sign on for another 4. Where you live will not play a part in this, only his time in service
    That is what I understand too. (Has at least 6 years of service in the Armed Forces on the date of election and agrees to serve 4 additional years in the Armed Forces from the date of election.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxie View Post
    As I understand it, you are able to use up to 50% of his GI bill.

    You also will have access to MYCAA https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/
    MyCAA can only be used for certifications and associates. They also take your husbands rank into effect with that


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    he can transfer the GI bill in any amount up to the full 36 months- however he has to be in for 6 yrs and commit for 4 more to beable to transfer benefits to a spouse or child
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsgirl View Post
    he can transfer the GI bill in any amount up to the full 36 months- however he has to be in for 6 yrs and commit for 4 more to beable to transfer benefits to a spouse or child
    Yep, this is what I've learned/read etc too. I've never heard anything about a 50% limit. You can get up to 100% of his GI bill if he's commited to 10 years, the amount you get is whatever he alots you.
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    He's only been in for two and has two more to go. He's also planning on being in the "reserves" after if that helps any. For the answers everyone has provided...does this stand for EVERY branch? He's Marines so I didn't know...haven't seen an answer from somebody in the Marine family.
    Thanks for all the help!!
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