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									BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR VETERANS

Office of Veterans’ Services
 Rock Valley College
3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114
Phone: 815-921-4163
Fax: 815-753-9475

Veterans’ Administration Regional Office
P.O. Box 66830
St. Louis, MO 63166
1-888-442-4551

http://www.gibill.va.gov - Department of Veterans Affairs Education website


FEDERAL BENEFITS:

Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance – Chapter 33
New GI Bill
*Veterans who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
*Served for an aggregate period of at least 90 days up to or beyond 36 months of active duty.
*Benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009.
*Must be enrolled more than half-time to qualify for the monthly housing allowance.
*Housing allowance payment is based on the % of the number of months of active duty.
*Book allowance paid to student; tuition and fees paid to the school.
*Veterans entitled for 36 months of benefits.
*Have 15 years from date of discharge to use their benefits.
*Application 22-1990 can be filled out on the web site.



Montgomery GI Bill – Chapter 30
Old GI Bill
*Must have fully completed your initial obligation period of active duty.
*Veterans entitled to 36 months of benefits.
*Have 10 years from date of discharge to use their benefits.
*Available to veterans who entered the military service on or after July 1, 1985.
*Veterans receive payment every month based on enrollment status.
*Application 22-1990 can be filled out on the GI Bill web site.




Montgomery GI Bill – Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserves
*Veterans are entitled to 36 months of benefits.
*Veterans must have enlisted, reenlisted, or extended an enlistment in the Selected Reserve or
National Guard after July 1, 1985. They must have an obligation to serve for a period of not less
than six years.
*Veterans receive payment every month based on enrollment status.
*Application 22-1990 can be filled out on the GI Bill web site.



Montgomery GI Bill – Chapter 1607 – REAP
*Veterans under the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (members of the National Guard
or the Selective Service Reserve) who were called to active duty after 9-11-2001.
*Veterans are eligible for increased benefits based on their length of active duty.
*Veterans receive payment every month based on enrollment status.
*Application 22-1990 can be filled out on the GI Bill web site.




Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program – Chapter 32 – VEAP
*Veterans must have contributed to the VEAP program while serving in the military from
January 1, 1977 – July 1, 1985.
*Must have served on active duty for a continuous period of 181 days or more.
*Eligibility of benefits last 10 years from the date the veteran was discharged from the service.




Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance Program – Chapter 35
*Spouses and dependent children (age 18 to 26 years) of deceased veterans or 100% disabled
veterans are eligible for VA educational assistance.
*The veteran’s death or injury must be service connected.
*Dependents are eligible for 45 months of benefits.
*Spouses and dependent children using benefits for the first time must apply on the GI Bill web
site by filing application 22-5490.
*Dependents receive payment every month based on enrollment status.




Vocational Rehabilitation – Chapter 31
*Veterans who have been determined eligible by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to
receive compensation for a service connected disability at a rating of 20% or greater.
*Veterans receive payment every month based on enrollment status. They also receive their
tuition, fees, books and supplies expenses covered.
*Veterans using their benefits for the first time must apply on the web site by filling out
application form 28-1900.


To receive their federal monthly benefits, students must:

      Complete the Application of Benefits form (if the student has never received benefits
       before) or complete the Change of Program or Place of Training form (if veteran benefits
       were received at another school). Both of these forms can be filed on line at the GI Bill
       web site: www.gibill.va.gov.



      Rock Valley College has a policy where all students must complete a Veterans Program
       Card every semester, indicating the classes they are taking for the semester. The
       veterans’ signature is authorization to send in their enrollment status and apply the
       appropriate grants they are eligible for.




STATE OF ILLINOIS BENEFITS for VETERANS


Illinois State Assistance Commission
Scholarships & Specialized Grants D-3A
1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209



ILLINOIS VETERAN GRANT (IVG)

This program pays tuition and some of the mandatory fees at Illinois public secondary
institutions for all eligible students.

*Veterans must have served at least one year of active duty.
*Must have been a resident of Illinois prior to entering the service, and returned to Illinois within
six months of separation from the service.
*Veterans must have received an Honorable discharge.
*Students apply once for the grant by sending in the paper application and a copy of their
DD214.
*Application forms can be downloaded from the collegezone.com web site.
*Students must submit a copy of their award letter to the Veterans Assistance Office.
*Additional information: 1-800-899-4722; colleezone.com




ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD GRANT (ING)

This program pays tuition and some of the mandatory fees at Illinois public secondary education
for all eligible students.

*Veterans must be currently serving and active in the Illinois National Guard.
*Must have served at least one year in the Illinois National Guard.
*Veterans must apply every year during the summer to receive their letter of eligibility in time
for the fall semester. The letter of eligibility will state that a veteran is eligible for a full year
(fall, spring and summer).
*Students can apply on line at college.zone.com.
*Students must submit a copy of their award letter to the Veterans Assistance Office.
*Additional information: 1-800-899-4722; collegezone.com.



MIA-POW STATE GRANT
This program pays tuition and some of the mandatory fees at Illinois public secondary education
for all eligible students.

*Applicant must be a dependent (spouse or children) of a service person who was a resident of
Illinois upon entering the service, and whose status is or has been that of a prisoner of
war/missing in action, killed while in the service or died as a result of a service-connected
disability, or is 100% disabled from a service-connected disability.
*Application forms may be printed off the web site at collegezone.com.
*Students must submit a copy of the scholarship card they receive after they apply.
*Additional information: 1-217-782-3564; collegezone.com.

								
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