Veteran Education Chapters
Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill®
The Montgomery GI Bill® is an education benefit paid directly to you the student. To be eligible you need to have entered active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985. You must have over 3 years of active duty service or 2 years active duty plus 4 years as a reservist.
Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation
If eligible, a counselor can approve you for vocational rehabilitation training. To be eligible you have a service-connected disability of at least 10%. Vocational rehabilitation expires 12 years from the last date of separation from active military service or the date the Veteran was first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating.
Chapter 35 – Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)
Chapter 35 is an education benefits that is paid directly to the student. Educational assistance paid will be paid to dependents and spouses of veterans who have a service-connected permanent and total disability or died as a result of service connection (this includes children and or spouse). Chapter 35 benefits expire at 8 years for children (must be between the ages of 18-26) and 10 years for spouses.
Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB-SR)
The Montgomery GI Bill® SR (Chapter 1606), is available to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Reserves, as well as the National Guard. Eligibility requires a 6 year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve. Chapter 1606 benefits expire on the day you leave the Selected Reserve
Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
REAP (Chapter 1607)is a Department of Defense/VA education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 Basic eligibility requires that members of the Selected Reserve be called to active duty and members of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) called to active duty. Chapter 1607 benefits expire 10 years from the separation date if separated after completing service contract and discharge isn’t dishonorable
Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®
The basic eligibility for Chapter 33 benefits include you served on active duty post 9/10/2001, have served a minimum of 90 aggregated days (excluding entry level and skill training days) and serve a period of at least 30 days and receive a disability discharge. POST 9/11 GI Bill®:
- Tuition & Fees paid directly to the school
- A monthly housing allowance (MHA)
- An annual books and supplies stipend
- A one-time rural benefit payment
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 the official US government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.