Veteran's Benefits

Veteran Military Information

www.va.gov - This site lists all Department of Veteran Affairs information
www.gibill.va.gov - This site lists all Department of Veteran Affairs educational benefits

Phone Number: (800) 827-1000

Types of VA Benefits:

Vietnam Era GI Bill - Chapter 34
Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP) - Chapter 32
Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty Program - Chapter 30
Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserves - Chapter 1606
Survivor's & Dependents' Educational Assistance - Chapter 35
Vocational Rehabilitation - Chapter 31
Restored Entitlement for Program for Survivors - REPS Benefits
Other Informationend

Vietnam Era GI Bill-Chapter 34

  • For veterans who entered into military service prior to December 31, 1976
  • Please contact the VA office or visit the VA web site for monthly benefit information
  • Additional money for dependents.

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Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP)-Chapter 32

  • For veterans who entered active duty on or after July 1, 1977 and prior to July 1, 1985
  • For every $1 contributed by service person, VA contributes $2
  • Benefit entitlement is 36 months
  • Full-time rate depends on dollar amount and number of months contributed
  • Discharge must be under conditions other than dishonorable

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Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty Program-Chapter 30

  • Replaced the Chapter 34 and 32 benefits
  • For persons who initially entered active duty on or after July 1, 1985
  • Requires a $1200 contribution
  • Eligibility based on: 2 years active duty, 3 years active duty, or 2 years active duty plus 4 years reserves
  • Benefit entitlement is 36 months
  • Requires completion of high school/GED prior to eligibility
  • Requires HONORABLE discharge
  • Please contact the VA office or visit the VA web site for monthly benefit information
  • To receive active duty benefits, must complete 2 years active duty

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Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserves-Chapter 1606

  • Required 6 year commitment in the active reserves or national guard incurred on or after July 1, 1985
  • Benefit entitlement is 36 months
  • Eligibility requires completion of initial active duty for training High school/GED and
  • Service member must be a enlisted member in good standing with the reserves or guard
  • Please contact the VA office or visit the VA web site for monthly benefit information
  • Benefits are only available as long as the veteran is enlisted in the selective reserves.

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Survivor’s & Dependents’ Educational Assistance-Chapter 35

  • Veteran must be totally and permanently disabled from a service-connected disability or died because of a service-connected disability
  • Benefit entitlement is 45 months
  • Eligibility for a spouse is for 10 years from date of eligibility
  • Eligibility for a dependent is to age 26
  • Please contact the VA office or visit the VA web site for monthly benefit information

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Vocational Rehabilitation-Chapter 31

  • Requires service connected disability rating of 20% or more (in some cases 10%)
  • Requires service on or after September 16, 1940
  • Requires need for training due to serious employment handicap because of the disability/disabilities
  • Please contact the VA office or visit the VA web site for monthly benefit information
  • In addition to monthly stipend, tuition, fees and books are paid for by the VA

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Restored Entitlement for Program for Survivors-REPS Benefits

  • Social security benefits are payable to certain survivors of members or former members of the Armed Forces who died while on active duty prior to August 13, 1981, or who died from a disability incurred in or aggravated by active duty prior to August 13, 1981. Service in the Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration does not qualify.

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Other Information

Please go to the Internet web site: www.gibill.va.gov for other information such as:

  • Web Automated Verification of Enrollment-WAVE
  • Work-Study Program
  • Tutorial Assistance Program
  • Education Forms
  • Monthly Benefit Information
  • Other Educational Related Information and Questions
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