GI Bill® Benefits
Are you eligible for Chapter 1606, 1607, 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35?
Have you applied for your GI Bill® Benefits?
» If yes, skip the next step, if no then review the Chapter information below
- Apply for the appropriate chapter that you are eligible for
- Click on the link "Apply" for benefits
- Once you apply for benefits and fill out the application, it takes approximately four to six weeks to hear back from the VA and receive your eligibility letter.
- Chapter 1606 is an educational program for members who are actively participating in the Selected Reserve.
- Chapter 1607 this is an education program for active members of the Selected Reserve called to active duty and members of the Individual Ready Reserved called to active duty in support of a contingency operation or a national emergency declared by the President or Congress. Members of the Selected Reserve may be eligible for Chapter 1607 and Chapter 33 after serving 90 consecutive days on active duty for a contingency operation. The Chapter 1607 benefit pays a percentage of the Chapter 30 three-year or more rate based on the number of continuous service days on active duty: 90 days but less than 1 year pays 40%, 1 year but less than 2 years pays 60%, and service of two continuous years or of an aggregated of three years or more pays 80% payment of the three-year rate. The 80% rate can be paid for two continuous years or an aggregate call-up service of three years or more.
- Chapter 30 has four eligibility categories. The benefits generally apply to Veterans who began active duty service for the first time after June 30, 1985, had their pay reduced $100 a month for 12 months, and received an honorable discharge.
- All Chapter 1606 (MGIB Selected Reserve), Chapter 1607 (REAP), and Chapter 30 (MGIB Active Duty) must Verify your Attendance through W.A.V.E.
- Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation) should apply for Chapter 31 on their Ebenefits account. The nearest VR&E will determine and approve your eligibility and contact you to finish the application.
- More information about Chapter 31 can be found here.
- Chapter 32 (VEAP) Veteran Educational Assistance Program: VEAP is available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. The government matches your contributions on a 2-for-1 basis.
- Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) The maximum basic benefit under Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) provides the following:
- Cost of tuition and fees, percentage of eligibility will be based on an individual’s aggregate period of active duty after Sept. 11, 2001 and will not exceed the most expensive in-state undergraduate tuition at a public institution of higher learning in Kansas;
- Monthly housing allowance equal to the basic allowance for housing payable to an E-5 with dependents, in the same zip code as the school;
- Yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year.
- Chapter 33 VA Pamphlet
- Benefits are prorated based on the percentage of eligibility. Each veteran will be different based on their length and type of service.
- Chapter 35 (qualified dependents of deceased or disabled veterans) students need a copy of their birth certificate listing the names of both parents and documentation listing the veterans Social Security Number, percentage of disability and entitlement in order to apply for benefits. The VA requires that the veteran be 100% disabled for dependents to receive benefits under Chapter 35. A form 22-5490 must be completed to apply for chapter 35 benefits.
- Chapter 35 VA Pamphlet
Students can hear an automated message confirming the processing of their latest payment by call 1-888-442-4551. Choose option 1 for information on your educational benefits and enter the requested information. If you hear a recorded message starting there is no information available, the VA has not completed the processing of your certification. You may also press 0 to be connected to a VA representative.