Veterans Affairs Chapters

Chapter 33- Post 9/11 GI Bill

Applies to Individuals who have served in the Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001.  The educational benefits can also be transferred to an individual’s spouse and/or dependents.

You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days following September 10, 2001

               For more information, view the Chapter33 Pamphlet

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty

  • Must have completed a 2 or 4 year contract (or more) with any branch of the military services.  Payable after 2 years of continuous active duty
  • Chapter 30 students are eligible for benefits for 36 months based on number of credits enrolled in school (numbers are based on an academic school year).  May extend to the end of the term if the benefits expire during the term
  • Payments will not be sent until a student verifies their enrollment at the end of each month, the number to verify enrollment is 1-877-823-2378.

For more information, view the Chapter 30Pamphlet

Chapter 1606-National Guard and/or Reservist (not activated)

Members of the Selected Reserve, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Reserves, the Army National Guard, and the Air Guard are eligible for the MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606).  The Reserve and Guard components decide who is eligible for the program.

Eligibility requirements are:

  •  A 6-year obligation in the Selected Reserves
  •  Complete Initial Active Duty for Training (IADT)
  •  Meet the requirements for a high school diploma or equivalency certificate before applying for benefits
  •  Remain in good standing in a Selected Reserve Unit
For more information, view the Chapter1606 Pamphlet

Chapter 35-Dependent of a Veteran (DEA)

To qualify, you must be the child 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
  •  A service member missing in action or captured in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • A service member who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability.  

More information about DEA program can be found on the veteran affairs website

Chapter 31-Veteran with a Service-Related Disability

To be eligible you must also meet the following conditions:

  • You served on or after September 16, 1940, AND
  • Your service-connected disabilities (SCD) are rated at least 20% disabling by VA, AND
  • You need Vocational Rehabilitation to overcome an employment handicap, AND
  • It has been less than 12 years since VA notified you of your qualified SCD

Call 1-800-827-1000 to schedule an appointment with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and to complete an application