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Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill®
The Montgomery GI Bill®(MGIB) is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months, and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation. Complete VA form 22-1990 (Application for education Benefits).
Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation
To be eligible, a veteran must have service-connected disability rating of at least 10%, or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), and have not applied for VOC rehab previously.
Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®
Introduced on August 1, 2009, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® is for veterans who served active duty time on or after 9/11/01. It covers tuition and book expenses, as well as a monthly living stipend based on BAH rates for an E-5 with dependents. Eligibility is based on time served and may only be eligible for a percentage of the full benefit. Complete VA form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits.
Chapter 33 TOE: Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill® Benefits to Dependents
An eligible service member may transfer unused Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits, or the entire 36 months if the member has used none (unless DOD/DHS limits the number of months an individual may transfer). Information on how to transfer and apply can be found on the GI Bill®
Chapter 35: Survivors' & Dependents' Education Assistance Program
The children and/or spouse of a veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces. Complete VA Form 22-5490 Application for Education Benefits.
Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve
Created for reserve and guardsman to receive assistance while continuing their commitment. Complete VA form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits
Chapter 1607 (REAP): Reserve Educational Assistance Program
Provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty. Complete VA form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits.
***Students receiving benefits under Chapters 30, 1606 and 1607 are required to verify enrollment every month by either calling 1 (877) 823-2378 or going to the WAVE system***
‘‘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 U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.