Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)

The MGIB-AD program—sometimes known as Chapter 30—provides education benefits to Veterans and Service members who have at least two years of active duty.

More information can be found at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_ad.asp

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehab and Employment (VR&E)

The Vocational Rehabilitation education benefit is offered to service members who have a service connected disability rating of at least 10% from Veterans Affairs (VA).  The service member meets with a Veteran Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) to establish eligibility and apply for this benefit. Once eligibility is established and approved, the VRC contacts John A. Logan’s Veterans Resource Office and we help you with obtaining books, supplies, and classes.

More information can be found at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

If a service member has at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. If you have eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and any other GI Bill program you must make an irrevocable election of the Post-9/11 GI Bill before you can receive any benefits. 

More information can be found at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp

Chapter 35: Survivors and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)

This chapter offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

Eligible dependents of Veterans may include spouse, children, step children, and adopted children. Marriage certificates, birth certificates, and adoption decrees are needed to apply along with the service members DD-214, Member 4.

More information can be found at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp

Chapter 1606: Montgomery G.I. Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including 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. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components and VA makes the payments.

Eligibility includes: Have a six-year obligation to serve in the Army National Guard Reserves, complete your initial active duty for training (IADT), meet the requirement to receive a high school diploma or equivalency certificate before completing IADT, and remain in good standing while serving in the Army National Guard or Reserves. Chapter 1606 is NOT available if you are not actively drilling unless you were discharged service due to a disability that was not caused by misconduct. Your eligibility period may be extended if you are ordered to active duty.

More information can be found at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_sr.asp

MIA/POW Scholarship

If you are the dependent of a person who was an Illinois resident at the time he/she entered active duty and has been declared to be a prisoner of war, missing in action, dead as a result of a service-connected disability, or disabled with a 100 percent disability as the result of a service-connected cause as recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. Department of Defense, you may be eligible to receive the MIA/POW Scholarship. 

The MIA/POW Scholarship is used with Chapter 35 to help pay for tuition.

Please visit the John A. Logan College Veterans Resource Office in Room C206 for more information and to apply.