Veteran, Chapter 30
Benefits are available to veterans who first entered on active duty after June 30, 1985. Veteran must have participated in the Chapter 30 program when entering active duty. Discharge or release shown after June 30, 1985, must have been honorable. Maximum entitlement is 36 months.
Post-Vietnam Era Veterans, Chapter 32
Benefits are available to veterans who have served on active duty in the Armed Forces for a continuous period of 181 days or more and initially entered active military service on or after January 1, 1977. Discharge or release must not have been under dishonorable conditions. Entitlement to benefits under this program is limited to the total of contributions and additional amounts by the VA and the DOD.
Selected Reserve, Chapter 106
The Montgomery GI Bill (Selected Reserve) is a program of education benefits for members of the reserve elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. To be eligible for the program, a reservist must have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985, complete initial active duty for training, and remain in good standing in a Selected Reserve unit.
Dependent, Chapter 35
Children, spouses, widows, and widowers of veterans who died in service or as a result of a service-connected disability, who became permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-connected liability; who died while a disability so evaluated was in existence; or who have been listed as missing in action, captured, detained, or interned in line of duty for more than 90 days are eligible for educational assistance. Recipients are entitled to 45 months of educational assistance. Delimiting dates vary and questions concerning them should be referred to the Regional Office.
Veterans who served in the armed forces during World War II or thereafter are eligible for vocational rehabilitation if all three of the following conditions are met:
- They suffered a service-connected disability in active service which entitles them to compensation, or would do so but for receipt of retirement pay;
- They were discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions; and the VA determines that they need vocational rehabilitation to overcome the
- Handicap of their disabilities. Generally, a veteran is eligible for vocational rehabilitation for nine years following discharge or release.
Veterans who change their status by adding or dropping credits or ceasing attendance must notify the Veteran’s Officer at once in order that veteran’s benefits may be adjusted within 30 days of the change.