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®.
Transfer of Post 9/11 GI BILL® Benefits to Dependents – Chapter 33 TEB:
For the first time in history, service members enrolled in the Post – 9/11 GI BILL® program are able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children.
Montgomery GI BILL® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD) – Chapter 30:
The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.
Montgomery GI BILL®-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) – Chapter 1606:
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.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)- Chapter 1607:
REAP (Chapter 1607 of title 10, U.S. Code) is a new benefit providing educational assistance to members of the reserve components – Selected Reserve (SR) 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.
Survivors and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) – Chapter 35:
DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.
Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) – Chapter 32:
EAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and 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. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.
Federal Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) – Chapter 31:
Any veteran with a compensable disability rating of 10% or more is invited to file an application for Vocational Rehabilitation by completing VA Form 28-1900 and submitting it to your local VA Office: Winston-Salem Regional Office, Federal Building, 251 N. Main ST, Winston – Salem, NC 27155.