Additional VA Educational Programs

All Veteran/Servicemen/Dependent Programs

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill

Individuals who entered military service on or after July 1, 1985 and who have their basic military pay reduced by $100 per month for the first 12 months and have an honorable discharge. Persons on active duty may be eligible for benefits after they have served two years.

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation

Training and rehabilitation for veterans with a service-connected disability that is rated at least 30% disabled. Eligibility is established through the VA VOC REHAB Office in San Antonio, Texas. Call (210) 699-2327 for more information.

Chapter 32 – VEAP Post-Vietnam Era Educational Assistance

Veterans who began active duty on or after January 1, 1977 and before July 1, 1985 and contributed money to VEAP while on active duty.

Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill

Is a new benefit providing educational assistance to individual who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

Chapter 33-Post-9/11 Transfer of Entitlement

The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at VA. If you're eligible, you may transfer benefits to the following individuals:

  • Your spouse
  • One or more of your children
  • Any combination of spouse and child​

 To determine your eligibility, sign into milConnect, select the Benefits menu and choose "Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB)."

Chapter 34/30 – Old GI Bill (34) and Vietnam Era (30)

Veterans who were eligible to receive Chapter 34 benefits on December 31, 1989 and who had remaining Chapter 34 entitlement on that date. Individuals participating in this program are usually retired Vietnam Era veterans.

Chapter 35 – Survivors/Dependents Education Assistance

Dependent(s) of a veteran who is 100% disabled or who has died from a service related injury or illness. A dependent may be a child under the age of 26 or a surviving spouse.

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserves/National Guard

Persons who have enlisted, reenlisted, or extended an enlistment in the Selected Reserve on or after July 1, 1985 and serve for a period of not less than 6 years following the date of such action or for those who are active in the National Guard.

Chapter 1607 – (REAP) for Selected Reserves/Individual Ready Reserves

A benefit providing educational assistance to members of the reserve components – Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) – who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress.