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Did You Know? | Frequently Asked Questions

Did you know... Discounted and free college entrance exam courses are offered to dependents of retired military personnel? Eligible recipients include Service Members from all branches of the military who are active duty, retired, veterans, Guard, Reserve, DoD employees, and civilians performing military support. Also eligible are relatives and dependents of anyone who otherwise qualifies from the prior list. Order online at: www.eknowledge.com/Mil or call 951-256-4076 (refer to Military.com ).

Did you know... TRICARE provides high-quality health care for dependents of retired veterans? Children and dependents of retired military members are eligible to receive health care benefits through the TRICARE program. The program provides health care resources through networks of health professionals, institutions and pharmacies, in an effort to provide military families with quality health care.

Did you know... There is a special provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.") that allows career service members to share their remaining GI Bill® (education) benefits with immediate family members? Meaning, anything left unused by the service member can be transferred as long as the service member is on Active Duty. For more information visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp.

Did you know... Ohio University veterans and dependents have access to free tutoring at the Academic Advancement Center in Alden Library?

Did you know... The Spouse and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans? The program offers up to 36 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Did you know... As a veteran retired or separated, you are entitled to 5 years of cost free Health Care for injury and illness related to your service? Enroll at http://www.oefoif.va.gov/, by phone (877-222-VETS), or in person at a VA Medical Clinic. For VA purposes Reserves and National Guard are eligible only if they have been activated.

Did you know... If you deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, or Djibouti after Sept 11, 2001, you are eligible to register in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry? This registry’s purpose is to track and treat possible adverse effects from exposure to burn pits and other hazards. To learn more go to https://veteran.mobilehealth.va.gov/AHBurnPitRegistry/#page/home.

Did you know... The VA has a number of loan and grant programs? To find out if you are eligible, contact the Athens County Vet Service Office. Phone: 740-592-3216 or visit www.co.athens.org/veterans-service-commision.html.

Did you know... If you were previously enrolled in the Montgomery GI Bill® and converted to the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, you are eligible to receive a proportional refund of the $1200 dollars enrollment fee, based on the number of months remaining under the Montgomery GI Bill? For more information visit, http://www.armystudyguide.com/education/blog/how-do-i-switch-from-the-montgomery-gi-bill-to-the-post-911-gi-bill.html.

Did you know... The Post 9/11 GI Bill® does not provide pay while you are not attending classes? So, if you take a semester off you will stop receiving benefits!

Did you know… You can still apply for FAFSA each academic year?

Did you know… Through the VA you can get the Veterans Group Life Insurance, which is similar to the SGLI?

Did you know… The VA will compensate you for travel costs when going to a VA appointment if you are going to see a specialist or specialty clinic that those services are not offered at your normal VA clinic?

Did you know… For Chapter 33/Post 9-11, your BAH rate is determined by where the main campus of your school is located?

Did you know… If you served in Afghanistan after Oct. 7, 2001, you are eligible for a cash bonus from the state of Ohio? For more details and to apply, go to veteransbonus.ohio.gov.