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Veterans: Eligibility & Chapters
For information regarding your eligibility to receive VA benefits, contact the DVA at 1(888) 442-4551. Detailed information regarding VA can also be obtained at the following website: https://www.gibill.va.gov
Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill
Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Chapter 32 – Veterans Educational Assistance Program
Chapter 33 – Post-9/11 GI Bill
Chapter 35 – Survivors'/Dependents' Assistance Program
Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill for Reservists
Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program
Qualifications for the College Fund are established by the military branches. The qualifications are usually based on a critical occupational specialty. The VA does not determine eligibility of this additional benefit.
If you qualify for the College Fund, you do not receive it in one lump sum payment. Your total College Fund is divided into monthly payments (based on the 36 months of eligibility under the MGIB) that are added to regular MGIB payments. You cannot receive your College Fund money without receiving MGIB benefits; it is an add-on to your MGIB benefit.
To speed processing of your College Fund, please send the VA Regional Processing Office a copy of your Enlistment Contract to P.O. Box 8888, Muskogee, OK 74402-8888. It is best to send this with your initial "Application for Educational Benefits" (form 22-1990).
Currently, the VA does not have a way to interface with the U.S. Department of Defense to verify service members who pay the $600.00 additional contribution. The VA requests each service member who paid this contribution to submit Xeroxed copies of the following:
These documents provide proof to the VA that the $600.00 was paid and they will process your claim to include this kicker.
To speed processing of your kicker, please send the VA Regional Processing Office a copy of the above listed documents to P.O. Box 8888, Muskogee, OK 74402-8888. It is best to send this with your initial "Application for Educational Benefits" (form 22-1990).
The kicker is divided by the number of months of eligibility available under the MGIB or MGIB-Selected Reserve. It is an add-on to your MGIB or MGIB-Selected Reserve benefit.