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Chapter Benefits Overview

Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill®
Veterans Education Assistance

An education benefit providing educational assistance to individuals who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Persons eligible for Chapters 30, 1606, or REAP benefits may elect to receive benefits under this new Post-9/11 GI Bill®.  For more information please refer to Post-9/11 GI Bill® Information and Changes.

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill®
Active Duty Educational Assistance Program

An education program based on active duty service beginning on or after July 1, 1985 or you entered on duty before January 1, 1977 and served on active duty for any number of days during the period October 19, 1984 to June 30, 1985 and continued active duty through June 30, 1988.

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill®
Selective Reserve Educational Assistance

An education program that provides up to 36 months of benefits to members of the selective reserves. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Reserves, Army National Guard and the Air Guard.  It does not require a person to serve on active duty in the regular armed forces to qualify.

Chapter 31 – Veteran Readiness & Employment Benefits

A program that helps veterans obtain and keep lasting suitable jobs.  You must have served on or after September 16, 1940 and have a service connected disability which is at least 20% disabling as defined by VA.  Additionally you must need vocational rehabilitation to overcome an employment handicap.  It must be less than 12 years since VA notified you of your eligibility.  

Chapter 35 – Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance

Survivors and Dependents Benefits provide educational benefits to spouses and children of veterans who either died while in service, died as a result of a service-connected disability, or became totally and permanently disabled as a result of their military service. 

Survivors and dependents are allowed 45 months of full-time benefits. Spouses have 10 years from the date of the veteran's effective date of permanent and total disability rating or the veteran's death. Dependents' benefits end on their 26th birthday or eight years from the veteran's effective date of permanent or total disability rating or the veteran's death, but not after the dependent's 31st birthday. 

For additional information regarding eligibility, students should contact the U.S. Veterans Affairs Office at 1-888-GI-BILL-1.

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