I am very interested in this topic.
Isn't it hard to apply for the Gi bill though?
do they also give you money for the books?
my ex applied for va to transfer to me and it took awhile because of his circumstances.
but after it was transfer (july 26 2012) i applied for eligibility for certificate the next day. VA process it by august 1st 2012, and received my certificate by mail on august 18. really fast!
hope that helps on what might be the timeframe.