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Veteran Benefits


Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.
  • You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • Generally, benefits are payable for 15 years following your relase from active duty.

Chapter 32: Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

  • VEAP is available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program.
  • Your contributions are matched on a 2-for-1 basis by the government.
  • You may use these benefits for degree, certificate, correspondence, apprenticeship/on-the-job training programs, and vocational flight training programs. 
  • Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

  • Application is separate and distinct from other VA educational benefits (you will work with a VR&E counselor).
  • Disability rating:
    • Active duty servicemembers must obtain a memorandum rating of 20%.
    • Veterans service-connected disability rating of at least 10%.
  • You must have received a discharge that is other than dishonorable.
  • Generally, benefits are payable for 12 years from the date of notification from one of the following
    • Date of separation from active military service, or
    • Date the Veteran was first notified by the VA of a service-connected disability rating.

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

  • The MGIB-AD program provides up to 36 months of education benefits.
  • This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and other assistance as outlined under the Chapter 30 (MGIB-AD).
  • Under certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved.
  • Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.

Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

  • REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the President of Congress.
  • The National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 ended REAP on November 25, 2015.
  • Some individuals will remain eligible for REAP benefits until November 25, 2019, while others are no longer eligible for REAP benefits.
  • If you are no longer eligible to receive REAP benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits under the Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

  • The MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve.
  • Eligibility is determined by the Selected Reserve components and the VA will process payment.
  • Under the MGIB-SR, you may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits.
  • This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and other assistance as outlined under the Chapter 1606 (MGIB-SR).
  • Under certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved.

Chapter 35: Dependents Education Assistance Program (DEA)

  • The DEA Program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are:
    • Permenently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition; or
    • Died while on active duty or as a result of a serivce-related condition.
  • Benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job-training.
  • Under certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved.
  • You may receive up to 45 months of education benefits.
  • Effective October 1, 2013, in some cases, DEA beneficiaries may be eligible for up to 81 months of GI Bill benefits. 

National Call to Service Program (NCS)

  • The National Call to Service Program is a benefit provided to those who perform a period of national service.
  • This is a Department of Defense program that is administered by the VA.
  • There is a three-tiered service requirement to qualify for incentives under the program.

Please note: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.