Benefits Summary

Educational Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits are those benefits that a veteran and his/her dependents are entitled to receive, upon request.

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Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits you may earn from your active duty. For most people, the MGIB provides a substantial financial benefit for education or training.

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Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program provides assistance to active duty service members and veterans with service-connected disabilities. This program's primary function is to help veterans who have service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or to achieve independence in daily living.

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Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 Veteran's Education Assistance Act of 2008

This Bill is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay your tuition based upon the highest in-state tuition charged by a public educational institution in the state where the school is located and a student could receive housing allowance and a book stipend. The amount of support that people may qualify for depends on where they live and what type of degree they are pursuing.

If you are a member of the Armed Forces on August 1, 2009, the Department of Defense (DoD) may offer you the opportunity to transfer benefits to your spouse or dependent children. Transferring Benefits to dependents must occur prior to leaving the military.

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Chapter 35 - Survivor's and Dependent's Educational Assistance Program

The Dependent's Educational Assistance (DEA) program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans. Eligible dependents include a son, daughter, or spouse of a veteran who is deceased or has a service-connected disability. You may receive benefits until your eligibility period ends or you use all your entitlement (the number of months of benefits you may receive), whichever comes first.

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Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill (Selected Reserves)

The Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserves is an educational assistance program enacted by Congress to attract high quality men and women into the reserve branch of the Armed Forces. 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.

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Chapter 1607 - Reservists Called to Active Duty

The Reserve Educational Assistance Program, also known as REAP, is an educational assistance program enacted by Congress to provide benefits to members of the reserve components who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency as declared by the President or Congress.

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Contact Information

KCTCS/Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Veterans Affairs
RPC Building, 1st Floor, Room 110
600 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone (270) 706-8815
Toll free 1 (877) 246-2322, extension 68815
Fax (270) 769-0736