"Soldiers who are using the Post-9/11 GI Bill and serving on qualifying active duty for less than 30 days will now be eligible to receive the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) effective August 1, 2022. This also applies to spouses using transferred benefits."
On January 5, 2021, the President signed the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 (P.L.116-315) into law. This new law brings significant changes to Veterans’ education benefits. Many of the changes enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, Service members, families and survivors and provide for the improvement and/or expansion of various GI Bill® programs.
"Section 1009. Clarification MHA assistance for individuals who attend school while on active duty.
Clarifies that individuals pursuing a program of education while on active duty must be serving at least 30 days on active duty to no longer be eligible to receive a monthly housing allowance while using their GI Bill® benefits since they will receive a housing allowance through the Department of Defense (DoD). Effective: August 1, 2022".
> 30 days = NO MHA
< 30 Days = YES MHA
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- Education Services Office