dapoetic1 wrote:Cole S. Law wrote:Got my certificate of eligibility...for 60%!!!???!!! Now I have to file an appeal. Not sure how they came up with 60%. I have 4 years of qualifying active duty service. Starting to get frustrated.
Hey sorry to hear about the screw up? Do you think there is anyway they could've mixed something up? Any breaks in service time, cross branches....anything you can think of???
I'm with Rotor the eligibility percentage is seriously about the easiest thing you have to figure out 3 years after 9-11=100% This doesn't give me a lot of hope.
I applied May 1 got the "Don't call us" letter and haven't received anything else. I'm getting a little worried since I was thinking sending a letter that says you qualify for full benefits should be fairly cut-n-dry--or so I thought.
Let us know how it turns out.
Slightly off topic--Does anyone know if you do qualify for full benefits and your school isn't doing Yellow Ribbon if they will deduct the amount of mone you can take in Stafford Loans by the amount of your GI Bill payments.
Ex. Tuition only is $20,000 (not including full cost of attendance, fees, R&B). You are given the full stafford amount of $20,500 which leave just the $500 left. You qualify for $5,000 in GI Bill payments. Will they limit the amount of stafford loans by $5,000 to $15,500? Or do you get the full amount of Stafford Loans applied to your bill, and then the GI Bill payments applied leaving you with an overage (to be refunded back to you).
I asked the VA rep at my school this question and she was not 100% sure. She thought you would keep the full loan amounts and then get the credit.
I'm not sure how they came up with 60%. Typo is my current theory. The certificate of eligibility states "1570 days of qualifying service....60% benefit level". There were no breaks in service or anything wierd like that. I sent my appeal yesterday. I'll update when they get back to me.
I hope this gets sorted out. I need that money to live on.