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    Feb 2003

    Police Academy and the GI BILL

    I saw a post on this earlier, so for all of those interested here is the word from the VA's Office on getting your GI BILL while at a Police Academy.

    Dear XXXXXX,

    VA may award GI Bill benefits to veterans who are attending a police academy. The particular police academy must be VA approved before we can award you benefits.

    The easiest way to confirm if your police academy is VA approved is to call the school which is offering the training. Ask to speak with the person who handles veterans’ certifications. You may also call 1-888-GI-BILL1 (1-888-442-4551) and ask a education case manager.

    If the program is not approved you should contact the State Approving Agency (SAA) of the state in which the school is located. For a listing of all SAA’s , visit our website at http://www.gibill.va.gov/Education/SAA.htm or call 1-888-GI-BILL1 (1-888-442-4551).

    Remember, VA approves PROGRAMS of education NOT Schools. So a school may have both approved and non-approved programs of education for VA purposes.

    The police academy should send us a VA Form 22-1999 and you should send us a VA Form 22-1995. The VA Form 22-1995 can be found on our web site: www.gibill.va.gov.

    I hope that this information has been useful. Have a nice day!


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    phantasm is offline Officer
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    Mar 2004
    Long Island, NY
    NYPD you can get paid by the academy AND by the GI Bill, then your first 6 months after you graduate, its considered on the job training or something like that, and you can still get paid, just at a lower rate.



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