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    Any prior military in here? Anyone draw there MGIB for the the first 2 years? Is it an easy process? Do they assist with paper work or do you have to do it on your own?
    NYPD
    Exam 5047- Passed
    Medical- Passed 8/27/08
    JST- Passed 9/8/08
    Written Psychological- Done 9/17/08
    Oral Psychological- Passed 10/2/08
    Meet with BI- Done 10/16/08
    Mini-Medical-Done 12/30/08
    Mini-Medical Part 2- 4/30/09
    Academy July 2009 (hopefully)

  • #2
    They have a work session for all military personnel to help them fill out the paper work during the academy.
    "Why you harassing me?"

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    • #3
      thanks man
      NYPD
      Exam 5047- Passed
      Medical- Passed 8/27/08
      JST- Passed 9/8/08
      Written Psychological- Done 9/17/08
      Oral Psychological- Passed 10/2/08
      Meet with BI- Done 10/16/08
      Mini-Medical-Done 12/30/08
      Mini-Medical Part 2- 4/30/09
      Academy July 2009 (hopefully)

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      • #4
        How much do you get when you go threw the acadamy? does it stop once you graduate?

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        • #5
          The going rate effective 8/08 is $1,321.00 a month. You can go to the VA website and fill out 100% of the required paperwork. If you want, you can also get it direct deposited or a paper check if you prefer. They'll tell you that it takes about 6-8 weeks for the first check to come and rest assured, it will take every bit of that. They're always gonna be a month behind. You'll receive your august payment in September and so on. They're very easy to deal with on the phone and there's little to no wait time.

          You get on their VA website at the end of each month, like the last day and verify by clicking a box stating that you're still enrolled. Its really easy, just takes forever to get it rolling.

          http://www.va.gov/

          This is the link to get you started. You can also reach it from the main VA site.

          http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

          It'll take about 20 minutes to plug in your address and school or course information. The school or academy staff must then do something similar to verify that you're actually enrolled. Here's a good chart to let you know exactly what you'll be getting and for how long. You can also collect their benefits once you're working as well for the first year or two for a reduced amount. Check it out here:

          http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Inf...ates080108.htm

          Just be patient. It takes forever to get rolling in but its worth it. Remember, we served, paid into it, and we earned it. Hope that helped.

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          • #6
            wow thanks a bunch. That stuff is tax free right.
            NYPD
            Exam 5047- Passed
            Medical- Passed 8/27/08
            JST- Passed 9/8/08
            Written Psychological- Done 9/17/08
            Oral Psychological- Passed 10/2/08
            Meet with BI- Done 10/16/08
            Mini-Medical-Done 12/30/08
            Mini-Medical Part 2- 4/30/09
            Academy July 2009 (hopefully)

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            • #7
              Absolutely. The academy is a great opportunity to collect it. Many people dont know that they actually can. If you dont use it, you'll lose it in time.

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              • #8
                they will have a brief for those elegible while in the academy
                some crusty old va guy will come and tell you war stories, ignore him, grab the paperwork, sign/get it signed and get it to buffalo
                towards the end of the academy it will be another va brief by another annoying old guy that was never in the service...grab the paperwork from him( you need a new form since the $ rates change post-academy) and do all the same steps. this form has to be signed by an official at your precinct of assignment ( usually a training lt or sgt) and then forward it to beefalo again

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                • #9
                  To my understanding the MGIB will end once the academy ends (since you're no longer in a "school"). I could be wrong though...but yes, the academy is the best time to collect since you'll be double dipping
                  Last edited by Arewethereyet; 08-21-2008, 09:46 AM. Reason: .

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Arewethereyet View Post
                    To my understanding the MGIB will end once the academy ends (since you're no longer in a "school"). I could be wrong though...but yes, the academy is the best time to collect since you'll be double dipping
                    it runs through your entire probation period.
                    while in the academy you'd get the same full time rate as if you were in college, then every 6 months it goes down a tad bit.
                    don't quote me on the monthly numbers, but they look something like this :
                    academy $1100
                    next 6 months $800
                    6 months $650
                    6 months $460


                    not a bad boost considering that it's not taxable income, so a nice chunk of change over the regular rookies

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                    • #11
                      well there are 4 different levels of the GI bill. And you get 6 months of each one. Those numbers aren't 100% but they a good ballpark estimate.
                      NYPD
                      Exam 5047- Passed
                      Medical- Passed 8/27/08
                      JST- Passed 9/8/08
                      Written Psychological- Done 9/17/08
                      Oral Psychological- Passed 10/2/08
                      Meet with BI- Done 10/16/08
                      Mini-Medical-Done 12/30/08
                      Mini-Medical Part 2- 4/30/09
                      Academy July 2009 (hopefully)

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