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Chapter 30: The Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty

Eligibility:
  • Served on Active Duty since July 1, 1985.
  • Contributed $1,200 to an education fund.
  • Have completed a qualifying amount of “honorable” active-duty service.

Entitlement:

  • 36 months of full-time benefits. Entitlement may extend to end of term if it expires during the term.
  • Current monthly benefit rates are available on the VA website.

 

Chapter 35: The Dependents Educational Assistance Program

Eligibility:
  • Must be a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces who :
    • Died while on active duty or as the result of a service-connected disability.
    • 100% permanently and totally disabled for a service-related reason.
  • Children generally are eligible for benefits between the ages of 18 and 26, but in certain instances benefits may begin before age 18 and continue beyond age 26.

Entitlement:

  • Up to 45 months of full-time benefits.

 

Chapter 1606: The Montgomery GI Bill - Selective Reserves

Eligibility:
  • Must be active reservist with 6 year service obligation.
  • Completion of initial active duty for training (IADT).
  • Eligibility ends with separation from Selected Reserve.

Entitlement:

  • 36 months of full-time benefits.
  • Current monthly benefit rates are available on the VA website.

 

Chapter 1607: The Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Eligibility:
  • Served at least 90 consecutive days on or after September 11, 2001, of active duty under a contingency operation. Note: “Contingency operation” means the current Iraq or Afghanistan operations and may include other operations.
  • Full-time National Guard service extending for at least 90 consecutive days and service is authorized under section 502(f), title 32, U.S.C., authorized by the President or Secretary of Defense for a national emergency, and supported by federal funds.

Entitlement:

  • 36 months of full-time benefits.
  • Current monthly benefit rates are available on the VA website.



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