Veteran Services Office
In general, to be eligible for MGIB-AD, you must have entered active duty after 06/30/1985, and not declined participation in the program. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.
This program’s primary function is to help Veterans who have service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment or achieve independence in daily living. To receive an evaluation for vocational rehabilitation services, a Veteran must:
The law generally provides for a 12-year basic period of eligibility in which services may be used. The 12-year period begins on the latter of these dates:
The monthly stipend paid to the student is the BAH rate given to an E5 with dependents. As of Spring 2015, that rate is $1,854.00 per month.
Veterans who have served at least 90 days of active duty service after 09/10/2001 and received an honorable discharge will qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To qualify for the full benefit, a veteran must have served at least 3 years of active duty after 09/10/2001. Benefits are approved as a percentage of the veteran serves less than 3 years of active duty (see chart below). Benefits are payable for 15 years from last date of discharge.
The monthly stipend paid to the student is a percentage (broken down below) of the BAH rate given to an E5 with dependents. As of Spring 2015, that rate is $1,854.00 per month. For example, someone rated at 70% would be paid $1,297.80 per month.
|Minimum Active Duty Service||Benefits|
|Service Connected Discharge (30 days continuous, active duty service)||100%|
Chapter 35 is meant to give benefits to dependents and spouses of servicemembers who are permanently and totally disabled or who died while on active duty or due directly to a service-related condition. Normally, this benefit is available for 45 months of education, but more may be available if the student uses it in conjunction with another benefit.
Members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Reserves, the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard are eligible for MGIB-SR. The Reserve and Guard components decide who is eligible for the program. The VA makes the payments for training. Eligibility requirements are:
Eligibility will be determined by the Department of Defense (DoD) or Department of homeland Security (DHS) as appropriate. Generally, a member of a Guard/Reserve component who serves on active duty on or after 09/11/2001 under title 10, US Code, for at least 90 consecutive days under a contingency operation, is eligible for REAP. There is no specific time frame to use REAP; however, your eligibility ends when you leave the Selected Reserves.
Knight Campus, Warwick
Tel: 401 825-2281
Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
Tel: 401 333-7349
Liston Campus, Providence
Tel: 401 455-6056
Newport County Campus
Tel: 401 851-1659