GI Bill


Chapter 1606 GI Bill (Selected Reserve): Chap 1606 Information (.pdf)
  • Basic GI Bill benefit for National Guard Soldiers, requires a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) to use.
  • Soldier must have a current 6 year contract, High School Diploma and completed advanced individual training.
  • Eligibility generally ends when soldier leaves National Guard unless deployed in which eligibility will extend for time of activation plus four months or medically discharged.
  • No expiration as long as the service member remains in an active drilling status in the selected reserve.
Chapter 1607 GI Bill (REAP):
  • This chapter of GI Bill only applies if NG Soldier has been continuously using it since NOV 2015. The program is under sunset provision and is not available to new applicants.
Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill: Chap 33 Information (.pdf)
  • Payment is based on total days of T10 active duty on or after September 11th, 2001
  • Program CAN be used after Soldier leaves the military, and for 15 years from date of discharge from most current active duty service.
  • Benefits include: Tuition and Fees (paid directly to school), housing and books stipend
  • Soldiers can potentially transfer benefits to a spouse or children (Additional Service Obligation applies)
  • Benefits have to be transferred while in service (no exceptions)
Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB)(.pdf)
  • How Do I Qualify?
  • What Do I Get?
  • How Do I Apply?
GI Bill Comparison: FY13 GI Bill Comparison (.pdf) and Application Process (.pdf)
  • Eligible to receive a maximum of 36 months of benefits (full-time study) for one GI Bill Program (Chapter 1606, 1607, 30, or Post 9/11) – a total of 48 months of federal GI bill benefits combined, life time maximum.
  • Soldiers must submit VA Form 1990 (to start benefits) or VA Form 1995 (to change schools or level of education) along with supporting documents (NOBE, EMS, DD-214) to both their school VA Rep and online through the VONAPP program at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
  • Application for benefits should be made well in advance of the start date as processing time by the VA can take up to 12 weeks or longer depending on the time of year submitted.
  • GI Bill Benefits may be used in conjunction with other programs (FTA, WI Tuition Grant, etc.)
*Payment rates and months of eligibility determined at GIBill.va.gov (1-888-442-4551) Apprenticeship: Apprenticeship Application (.pdf) Benefit Rates Handout (.pdf)

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