Originally Posted by Quad D
That's funny TACODACKS!!! Never really liked commissary folks myself. And on an Army post the commissary usually blows anyways, I head to the Air Force commissary when I go to one.
My wife draws the Post 9/11 GI bill BAH, and one bummer to hit us was that our President passed a bill that changed the BAH pay schedule so that if you aren't in class for longer than half the month...you won't get paid for that month. So that would include Christmas break and such like that. Her VA rep at the school sucks too. Hope this isn't your case bud. Good luck with it all.
There are a lot of "fixes to fix the fix that fixed the error" bills going around congress right now. I'd say stay tuned and subscribe to the military.com mailing list. They send me good emails regularly with links to stories on all that kinda crap. The last I read they were fixing what you mentioned but they might be making it to where you no longer get the BAH for just taking one credit more than half time. They (congress, those awesome guys that just love us so much...) were considering a bill that would make it to where your exact BAH payment is determined by how many credits you actually take.
In other words, at my school, 12 credits is considered full time. If I take at least 7 credits worth of classes and have at least one class on campus, I get the full BAH. Under the proposal they have right now (it might already be a law I don't know) I would instead receive a prorated amount at about 70% of what I receive now.
I have had a very shitty 4 years of civilian life so far, financially at least, and I need every damn cent I can get right now. Its so nice to see independently wealthy congress people, the majority of whom have never served, deciding whether I really need all of the money they promised me when I was doing 11 years and 4 months of active duty ...all over the world, in a combat zone, losing a marriage, a best friend, and both of my parents and never complaining the whole damn time.
Maybe I'm just bitter.