Eligible Chapters

  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill®

    • Veterans and service members who have at least 2 years of active duty.
    • Eligibility generally expires 10 years after service member’s discharge.
    • Must have high school diploma, equivalency certificate, or have completed 12 hours toward college degree prior to applying.
    • Maximum number of months veterans can receive payment is 36 at the full-time rate.
  • Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve

    • Members of reserve elements of Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, and members of the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.
    • May be entitled to up to 36 months of benefits – generally end the day reservist or National Guard member separates from military
    • Eligibility requirements:
      • A six-year obligation in the Selected Reserve or National Guard
      • Completed initial active duty for training (IADT)
      • Have high school diploma or equivalency certificate before completing IADT
      • Remaining in good standing in unit
      • Reserve component determines eligibility for benefits
  • Chapter 1607 – REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program)

    • Members of Reserve components or National Guard ordered to active duty service in response to a war or national emergency as declared by the President or Congress
    • Eligibility determined by Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security
    • Service member who serves on active duty for a least 90 consecutive days on or after Sept. 11, 2001
    • Eligibility generally expires 10 years after separation
  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®

    • Education benefits for Service members and Veterans who served on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001
    • Must serve at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001 and remain on active duty or be honorably discharged
    • Eligibility expires 15 years from the last period of active duty of at least 90 consecutive days
    • Irrevocable election of other education benefits must be made to receive benefits
  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

    • Provides services to eligible Service members and Veterans with service-connected disabilities
    • Veteran must have a VA service-connected disability rated at least 20% with an employment handicap, or rated 10% with a serious employment handicap
    • Veteran works with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to determine eligibility
    • Basic period of eligibility is 12 years
  • Chapter 35 – Survivors’ & Dependents' Educational Assistance

    • Educational Assistance to the spouse or child of a Service member or Veteran
      • Who either died of a service-connected disability, or who has permanent and total service-connected disability, or who died while such a disability existed.
      • Service member listed for more than 90 days as currently Missing in Action, detained or interned by a foreign government or power, or captured by a hostile force while serving
      • Service member is hospitalized or receives outpatient care or treatment for a disability that is determined to be totally and permanently disabling
      • Period of eligibility for Veterans’ spouses expires 10 years from either the date of the Veteran’s death or the date they become eligible – Eligibility for spouses of Service members who died on active duty expires 20 years from date of death
      • Children generally must be between the ages of 18 and 26 to receive benefits
    • Benefits are paid for full-time training up to 45 months or the equivalent in part-time training.