New Applicant (First-Time Use of VA Benefits)

Chapter 30 - For a description of all the different categories under Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty Educational Assistance Program please go to http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/montgomery_gibill/active_duty.html

Chapter 31 - You are making a claim for educational benefits under the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Program based on the belief that you have a service-connected disability.

Chapter 32 (VEAP) - You first entered active duty on/after January 1, 1977, but before July 1, 1985, contributed to the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (VEAP). You earned a discharge that was Other-Than-Dishonorable no more than 10 years ago  - or - you are currently on active duty. (For more information go to http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/veap.html)

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill - For students who served after September 11, 2001 and have received a certificate of eligibility or has started the application process for education benefits.

Chapter 35 - You are the surviving spouse or dependent of a veteran/serviceperson who:

  • died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in
       the Armed Forces. - or -
  • died from any cause while such a service-connected disability was in existence - or -
  • is missing in action or captured in line of duty by hostile forces - or -
  • is forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government of power.

Chapter 1606 - You are currently actively serving in a component of the Selected Reserve (Reserve or National Guard).