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Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Benefit Description

Recipients may qualify to receive payment of tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance, and a book stipend. Recipients can receive up to 36 months of benefits. Recipients who combine this benefit with one or more other chapter benefits can receive up to 48 months of total benefits. A recipient's benefit amount is affected by their rate of pursuit (number of credit hours being taken divided by the number of credit hours considered to be full-time).

Eligibility Requirements

Veterans and Active Duty Service Members

Veterans and active duty service members must have served on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, and served a minimum of 90 aggregate days (excluding entry level and skill training) or served a period of at least 30 days or received a service connected disability rating.

Transfer of Entitlement

The Transferability Fact Sheet includes all of the eligibility requirements associated with transferring your benefit to your dependent(s).

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Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

Benefit Description

Under Chapter 31, you may qualify to receive payment for tuition and fees, a subsistence allowance and books. Your VA counselor will determine the number of months of the veteran's Chapter 31 Benefit eligibility. Your benefit amount is affected by your rate of pursuit (number of credit hours you're taking divided by the number of credit hours you'd take if you were a full-time student).

Eligibility Requirements

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is for veterans who have a service-connected disability. If you qualify, you'll need to meet with a VA counselor to apply for Chapter 31 benefits, or apply online. The basic period of eligibility in which VR&E services may be used is 12 years from the date of separation from active military service or 12 years from the date you were first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating. Once the VA has determined your eligibility, the VA counselor will send authorization to ENMU's VA certifying official to certify enrollment and set up the benefit with ENMU.

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Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill®

Benefit Description

You'll receive a monthly stipend from the VA and can receive up to 36 months of benefits. When you combine this benefit with one or more other Chapter Benefits, you can receive up to 48 months of total benefits. The delimiting date for this benefit is 10 years from the last period of your qualifying active duty service (at least 90 days in length). Your benefit amount is affected by your training time. VA benefits will not be processed for courses that are not included in your degree plan and you may or may not receive benefit for repeated courses.

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Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserve

Benefit Description

You'll receive a monthly stipend from the VA and can receive up to 36 months of benefits. When you combine this benefit with one or more other Chapter Benefits, you can receive up to 48 months of total benefits. Your benefit amount is affected by your training time. VA benefits will not be processed for courses that are not included in your degree plan and you may or may not receive benefit for repeated courses.

Eligibility Requirements

You must have an obligation to serve for a period of not less than six years after June 30, 1985, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have completed Initial Active Duty Training (ADT), and be participating satisfactorily in the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, the Army National Guard or the Air National Guard. Your benefit entitlement ends 14 years from the date you became eligible for the program, or on the day you leave your selected reserve. If you are mobilized, your eligibility may be extended for the amount of time you are mobilized plus four months.

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Chapter 35 – Dependents' Educational Assistance

Benefit Description

You receive a monthly stipend from the VA. Dependents' Educational Assistance, which provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents or certain veterans. The student's benefit amount is affected by the training time. VA benefits will not be processed for courses which are not required for a student's degree plan and may or may not be processed for repeated courses.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible you must be a spouse, son or daughter (including stepchild or adopted child) of a:

  • Veteran who is permanently and totally disabled as the result of, or dies of, a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of or be aggravated by active duty.
  • Veteran with a permanent and total service-connected disability who dies from any cause.
  • Service member who is missing in action or is captured in line of duty and is currently being held by a hostile force.
  • Service member who is currently being forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • A recipient may generally receive benefits under this program from age 18 to 26 (eight years). If you are eligible as a child of a veteran, your marital status does not affect your eligibility for DEA.

For questions about these programs or how to receive your benefits contact the VA at gibill.va.gov or (888) 442-4551.

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