I've been searching for some months now for information about whether the benefits are still available if we've been out of the service for 20 plus years. There is tons of info on the bill and everything that I have found on the Government pages about it has begun talking about the old GI Bill, and without hesitation of giving any info on it, turns it into information about the Montgomery Bill. Even if it's supposed to be about the old GI Bill. VERY Confusing to say the least.
Under the current economy situation, the VA Centers with this information are inundated with requests for info, and they are even looking for MANY volunteers to help them with the workload. Naturally to volunteer, you need to be specially trained to provide all those types of information accurately, so needless to say, after almost 6 months, I've not received any information regarding whether I am still eligible under the OLD GI Bill for tuition assistance to obtain a college degree.
Maybe, and quite possibly, there may be some individuals in our groups here that have managed to acquire some of this info and could pass it on. I know that there are lots of people asking these questions.