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Veterans Affairs: Education Benefits

Information on Veterans Benefits:

  • Veteran Education website: www.gibill.va.gov
  • Chapter Benefits
    • Chapter 30–Individuals on active duty or who have served on active duty
    • Chapter 33 – Individuals on active duty or who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001
    • Chapter 1606– National Guard and Reservists
    • Chapter 35–Dependents of disabled veteran or dependent survivors

New VA Benefits Rates:

New benefits rates effective October 1, 2010 and can be viewed at http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_BILL_INFO/rates.htm.

Paying Additional $600 While on Active Duty:

If you paid an additional $600 for VA Benefits while on active duty, make sure that you have a record of the payments, e.g. copies of monthly LES deductions, cash vouchers, receipts or DD-214 documentation of the $600 contribution. VA will have no record of your participating in the $600 contribution program, unless you have proof. Once the $600 payments are complete, you must send a cover letter and copies of proof of payments to the VA. The cover letter must have name, address, SSN and an explanation that this is proof of your contribution of $600 to receive increased VA Education Benefits.

Click here to learn how to activate VA benefits while at AGTS

Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:27 PM

 
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