Education Benefits

Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill – The MGIB-AD program, often known as Chapter 30, provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have completed at least two years of active duty.

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation – You may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. You may also receive additional support for independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill – If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this program. For approved recipients, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. Monthly housing allowance, annual books and supplies stipend and a one-time rural benefit payment may also be available.

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Entitlement (Dependents) – The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse, one or more of your children, or any other combination of such. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines this transferability. Eligible Service members may transfer all 36 months or the portion of unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, as instructed by DoD or the Department of Homeland Security.

Chapter 35 Dependent Educational Assistance – The Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, of Veterans who died while on active duty, or Veterans who died as a result of a service-related condition.

Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Reservists – The MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components, while VA makes the payments.

Chapter 1607 Montgomery GI Bill Reserve Educational Assistance Program – REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components that were called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress. Reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after Sept. 11, 2001, may be eligible for benefits.