The enrollment verification number for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is 877-823-2378. This number can be dialed from the last day of the month onward.
The post-9/11 GI Bill provides veterans with upfront tuition payments, a monthly living allowance and a stipend of up to $1,000 per year. To qualify for these benefits, a veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty after Sept. 11, 2001. Alternatively, veterans can still receive these benefits if they had at least 30 days of active duty after 9/11 and were discharged due to injury or illness.
Benefits from the post-9/11 GI Bill must be used within 15 years of separation from the military. However, a veteran who re-enlists and serves active duty for at least 90 days resets the time limit and has 10 full years to use his benefits after discharge.