Education

Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill)

Individuals who enter active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985 who received an honorable discharge after 3 years of active duty, or 2 years of active duty followed by 4 years of Selective Reserve service beginning within 1 year of release from active duty. Individuals are required to have their military pay reduced by $100 a month for the first 12 months of active duty.

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Chapter 31 (VEAP)

Individuals who entered active duty for the first time after Dec. 31, 1976, and before April 1, 1987 who has participated in a plan for education or training in which their savings were administered and added to by the federal government.

Chapter 32 (Voc. Rehab)

Individuals who have suffered a service-connected disability or disabilities in active service after Sept.15, 1940, and are receiving at least 20 percent compensation or would do so but for receipt of military retirement pay. Veterans with a 10 percent disability also may be found eligible if they have a serious employment handicap. Veterans also must have been discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions or are hospitalized awaiting separation for a service-connected disability.

Chapter 35 ( Survivors and Dependents )

Educational assistance benefits are available to spouses and children of : (a) Veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled as the result of a disability arising from active service in the Armed Forces. (b) Veterans who died from any cause while rated permanently and totally disabled from service-connected disability. (c) Servicepersons currently missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force. (d) Servicepersons presently detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.

Chapter 106 (Montgomery Reserve GI Bill)

Individuals must have a 6 year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985, or , if an officer, agree to serve 6 years in addition to the original obligation. You must also complete Initial Active Duty for Training (IADT), meet the requirements for a high school diploma or equivalency certificate before completing IADT, and remain in good standing in a Selected Reserve unit.