In general, veterans receive 36 months of full-time benefits. If a veteran is eligible
for two programs, he or she may use a combined amount of 48 months of benefits. You
may be eligible for education benefits as a veteran, dependent or service person.
Eligibility is determined only by the Department of Veteran Affairs, not by the Veteran
Services office at Mott. The veteran must submit an application to the DVA to determine eligibility.
The following links contain information about each program. For further help deciding
which chapter is best for you, please contact the Veteran Services Office at (810) 762-5632.
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. The Post-9/11 GI
Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to
The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. 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.
Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.
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. 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. You may be entitled
to receive up to 36 months of education benefits.
Purpose of Chapter 1607 is to provide educational assistance to members of the reserve
components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency
(contingency operations) as declared by the President or Congress.
NOTE: The "reserve components" consist of Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve,
Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air
National Guard. A "member of a reserve component who serves on active duty" includes
persons from the Selected Reserve and the IRR (Individual Ready Reserve).
Vocational Rehabilitation is a program whose primary function is to help veterans
with service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment,
or achieve independence in daily living. The program offers a number of services to
help each eligible disabled veteran reach his or her rehabilitation goal. These services
include vocational and personal counseling; education and training; financial aid;
job assistance; and, if needed, medical and dental treatment. Services generally last
up to 48 months, but they can be extended in certain instances.
VA Form 28-8832, Application for Vocational Educational Counseling is available at
DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans
who are disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty
or as a result of a service related condition. These benefits may be used for degree
and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse,
you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses
may be approved under certain circumstances. The basic period of eligibility is 10
years. Entitlement is limited to 45 months. There is no extension of entitlement under Chapter 35.NOTE:
A dependent child cannot receive Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) benefits
before his or her 18th birthday unless he/she has completed secondary school or the
equivalent, beyond the age of compulsory school attendance. No DEA entitlement exists
for a child who reached his/her 26th birthday before the veteran's disability or death
occurred. No child is eligible beyond his 31st birthday
Need help figuring out which benefit addresses your needs? Each and every veteran
has different needs and goals. See the benefit comparison tools to determine which program will satisfy yours.