VA Chapters Explained
This benefit was implemented on August 1, 2009 and provides educational assistance to individuals who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Persons eligible for Chapter 30 or REAP benefits may elect to receive benefits under this new Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Veterans that are 100% eligible to receive full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill are also eligible to receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program. Under this program, the VA will match whatever contribution is made by Ohio Northern to cover tuition and fees 100% based on months of entitlements.
Veterans who entered Active Duty after June 30, 1985 are eligible. Must have completed at least 2 years of continuous active service; contributed $1200 to the program; received a high school diploma or GED; and received an honorable discharge.
Any person who enlists, re-enlists, or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than 6 years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985 and completed high school or GED, IADT, 180 days of service in the selective reserve and is satisfactorily participating in required training in the selective reserve.
This portion of 38 U.S.C. authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service, (100% disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war, or missing in action.
Vocational Rehabilitation – Chapter 31
Veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service related injury is eligible for this entitlement. For more information on Vocational Rehabilitation contact your VA Representative in your community.
Certain reservists who were activated after September 11, 2001 may either be eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.