How long after discharge can I wait before using my Education Benefits?
Generally, for Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits you have 15 years from separation to use your benefits. Other education programs such as the Montgomery GI Bill require benefits be used within 10 years of separation. Veterans are encouraged to start using their education benefits as soon after discharge as possible.

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1. Who is a veteran?
2. How do I know if I am eligible for veterans' benefits?
3. What is active military service?
4. What if I don't know where my discharge certificate (DD-214) is?
5. If my spouse dies before me can he/she be buried in a Veteran's Cemetery?
6. How long after discharge can I wait before using my Education Benefits?
7. How do I obtain a Certificate of Eligibility for a VA Home Loan Guaranty?
8. Should I seek the assistance of an accredited Veterans Service Officer (VSO) and why?
9. How do I find an accredited Veterans Service Officer (VSO)?