Can I be eligible for two or more education benefits?

Yes, you may be eligible for more than one VA education benefit program. However, you may only receive payments from one program at a time. You can receive a maximum of 48 months of benefits under any combination of VA education programs you qualify for.

For Example: If you qualify for both MGIB-AD (Chapter 30) and MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606), you can receive 36 months of entitlement at your MGIB-AD payment rate, and then an additional 12 months of entitlement at your MGIB-SR payment rate, up to the maximum total of 48 months entitlement.

If you are unsure about whether you qualify for more than one program, submit an application to your local VA Regional Processing Office to determine eligibility.

If you are eligible for more than one benefit program, please notify VA of which program you intend to use upon deciding to enroll in an approved education or training course. You can contact VA using the “Ask a Question” tab above, or by calling 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

If you need more information about a particular benefit program, please click here.

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