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Veterans and Reservists

  • VRAP – Veteran Retraining Assistance Program

    Congress passed, and President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Including in this new law is the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP Offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans.

    » More information:
    benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm

  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty

    The GI Bill program provides up to 36 months of education benefits for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses can be approved under certain circumstances. Benefits are payable for 10 years following release from active duty.

    » More information:
    www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/

  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation

    The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

    » More information:
    www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

  • Chapter 32 – Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

    VEAP is available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Your contributions are matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. You may use these benefits for degree, certificate, correspondence, apprenticeship/on-the-job training programs, and vocational flight training programs. In certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher training may also be available. Benefit entitlement is 1 to 36 months depending on the number of monthly contributions. You have 10 years from your release from active duty to use VEAP benefits. If there is entitlement not used after the 10-year period, your portion remaining in the fund will be automatically refunded.

    » More information:
    www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/veap.html

  • Chapter 33 – Post-9/11 GI Bill

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

    » More information:
    www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/

  • Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill

    The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

    » More information:
    www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/montgomery_gibill/selected_reserve.html

  • Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

    REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

    » More information:
    www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/reap.html

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  • Chapter 33 – Post-9/11 GI Bill – Transfer of Entitlement

    Service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children starting August 1, 2009.

    » More information:
    www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/transfer_of_benefits.html

  • Chapter 35 – Dependents Education Assistance

    Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

    » More information:
    www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/dea.html

  • California College Fee Waiver – Veteran Dependent Education Assistance

    The dependent child, spouse or unmarried surviving spouses of a service connected disabled or deceased veteran may be entitled to tuition and fee waiver benefits at any campus of the California State University system, University of California or a California Community College.

    » More information:
    www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Education.aspx

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill: Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

    Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001.

    » More information:
    www.gibill.va.gov/documents/factsheets/fry_scholarship.pdf