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GI Bill or VRAP Transfers?
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Being unemployed, & trying to finish my bachelors, I'm looking for every possible source of funding. I'm not very familiar with the GI Bill, so I'm hoping some of you can help me out on what to expect.

My father was drafted into the Vietnam War by lottery in 1967. At the time he was drafted I think he was either a sophomore or junior in a college engineering program. He ended up serving two years in Vietnam, & finished his service in 1969... he never finished college though. I was born in '82, which meant I turned 18 in 2000... 31 years after he finished his service. From what I have been reading online, the GI Bills were pretty much a "use it or lose it" benefit that was only good for 10-15 years after service.

Now I'm reading online though about all these other programs like VRAP, & some programs that meant Vietnam vets get a second shot at the GI Bill. I went ahead & applied on the VONAPP website for eligibility transfer to a family member (me). Does anyone have any idea if I am actually eligible though? If so, how much does this really cover in terms of tuition, living stipend, etc.? I'm literally not getting a dime of government assistance right now, so if this works, it would be HUGE for me! Also, are there other things that went along with this? I thought I saw something about mortgage discounts & other benefits.

Thanks in advance for the information!


References:

1. Bill Would Restore GI Bill Benefits for Millions of Veterans - ICTMN.com

2. Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program -VEAP - Chapter 32 | Army Study Guide
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GI Bill or VRAP Transfers? - by SweetSecret - 08-22-2013, 11:48 PM
GI Bill or VRAP Transfers? - by lawqueen04 - 08-23-2013, 07:13 AM

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