1606/1607 - Montgomery GI Bill - Selected reserve (MGIB - SR)
I. Benefit Description
- The Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve 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.
You may use this education assistance program for degree programs,
certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent
study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and vocational
flight training programs. Remedial, refresher and deficiency training
are available under certain circumstances.
Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve
components. VA makes the payments for this program.
You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits.
Your benefit entitlement ends 10 years from the date of your eligibility
for the program, or on the day you leave the Selected Reserve.
- To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:
Have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed
after June 30, 1985. If you are an officer, you must have agreed
to serve six years in addition to your original obligation. For
some types of training, it is necessary to have a six-year commitment
that begins after September 30, 1990; Complete your initial active
duty for training (IADT); Meet the requirement to receive a high
school diploma or equivalency certificate before completing IADT.
You may not use 12 hours toward a college degree to meet this requirement;
Remain in good standing while serving in an active Selected Reserve
If your Reserve or National Guard unit is deactivated during the
period October 1, 1991, through September 30, 1995, or you are involuntarily
separated (e.g., reduction in force) from Reserve or National Guard
service during this same period, you will retain eligibility for
MGIB - SR benefits for the full 10 year eligibility period. You
will also retain MGIB - SR eligibility if you were discharged from
Selected Reserve service due to a disability that was not caused
by misconduct. Your eligibility period may be extended if you are
ordered to active duty.
If you are applying for REAP/Chapter 1607 benefits a copy of your release
from active duty, i.e. DD-214, is required with the VA form 22-1990 and the
DD Form 2384-1, Notice of Basic Eligibility. A statement from you, the student,
is required stating that you wish to use your Chapter 1607 benefit.
III. How to Apply
- Your unit will give you DD Form 2384-1, Notice of Basic Eligibility,
when you become eligible for the program. Your unit will also code
your eligibility into the Department of Defense personnel system
so that VA may verify your eligibility.
You should then make sure that your selected program is approved
for VA training. If you are not clear on this point, VA will inform
you and the school or company about the requirements.
Come by our office located in Payne Hall to fill out the necessary
paperwork. Please bring your Member 4 copy
of your DD Form 214 and your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE).
If you have started training, take your application and your Notice
of Basic Eligibility to your school or employer. Ask them to complete
VA Form 22-1999, Enrollment Certification, and send all the forms
IV. Other Related Benefits
- Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Pamphlet. This pamphlet
contains additional information about this benefit. Work-Study Allowance
Visit our office, located in Payne Hall, or give us a
call at (706) 737-1606. Or contact your local VA Regional Office
for additional assistance by dialing the toll-free number, 1-888-442-4551.
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February 15, 2012
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