Enclosure (2) to COMDTINST 1760.9A
A. (cont'd) educational institution office that handles veteran's affairs that they are or will be
attending, or to their local DVA office.
The school or local DVA office will forward completed VA Form 22-1990 to the office
responsible for processing the application.
DURATION OF BENEFITS
The time allocation allowed for use of MGIB education benefits is 10 years from their
last date of discharge or release from active duty; or 10 years from the last day on which
the individual becomes eligible for educational assistance, whichever is later. For
example, a veteran discharged in September 1988 is eligible to receive only Vietnam
Era G.I. Bill benefits through 31 December 1989. Eligibility for the MGIB begins on 1
January 1990. For this member, the 10 year delimiting period for the MGIB education
benefits would end on 1 January 2000.
Full benefits are available to service members discharged for the Convenience of the
Government only if the member serves on active duty anytime between 19 October
1984 through 30 June 1985. They also must have remained on active duty from that
point through 30 June 1988, without a break in service of more than 90 days and
complete not less than 30 months of active duty after 30 June 1985.
For some personnel, the 10 year delimiting period will be reduced by the amount of time
they were not serving on active duty from 1 January 1977 through 18 October 1984.