Enclosure (9) to COMDINST 1900.2A
MONTGOMERY G.I. BILL PROVISIONS FOR THOSE INVOLUNTARILY
SEPARATED AFTER 1 OCTOBER 1994
Background. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 95
authorized the Coast Guard to offer its workforce certain
transition services and benefits beginning. Included is the
opportunity for certain members to participate in the MGIB
program who were otherwise not eligible.
Members must be involuntarily separated (IVS) and
have a qualifying Separation Program Designation (SPD)
code (encl 4).
Categories of IVS members who may now enroll:
Initially disenrolled from the MGIB when first
entered on active duty.
Entered active duty during the time the Veterans
Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) was in effect.
(1 January 1977 through 30 June 1985).
(3) Members who did not have any MGIB benefits
(e.g. Coast Guard Academy or any federally
sponsored scholarship program graduate).
(4) Initially entered active duty during Vietnam era,
but was not eligible to convert to MGIB.
Commanding Officers/Officers in Charge will ensure
IVS members who meet the eligibility criteria either
enroll or disenroll from the MGIB.
(1) Members electing MGIB enrollment must submit a
00 lump-sum payment and evidence of eligibility
to the Human Resources Service and Information
Center (HRSIC) prior to separation. This payment is
(2) Members may pay by mailing (return receipt
requested) a personal check, money order or
certified check direct to: