ITEM 9D. You may be eligible for benefits under the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), also known as chapter 1607, if
you are a member of the Ready Reserve and were called or ordered to active service to support a contingency operation for at least 90
consecutive days on or after September 11, 2001. (The Department of Defense and Homeland Security determine eligibility for this
Attach a copy of any notice of eligibility to this program that you have received from your service component. Also, attach a copy of your
orders showing you were called up to active service. If you do not have a copy of your orders, request a duplicate from your unit.
ITEM 9E. You may be eligible for benefits under the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), also known
as Chapter 32, if your service began on or after January 1, 1977, and before July 1, 1985, and you contributed to a VEAP account.
You may be eligible for benefits under the Post-Vietnam Era Non-Contributory Veterans' Educational Assistance Program, also known as
"Non-Contributory VEAP" or Section 903", if your service began on or after November 30, 1980, and before October 1, 1981, and your
branch of service paid contributions into your VEAP account.
ITEM 9F. If you are eligible for MGIB, MGIB-SR, OR REAP, you must elect to give up eligibility under the program for which you are
eligible in order to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33). If you are eligible for more than one of the programs listed
(MGIB, MGIB-SR, and REAP), you are only required to give up one of the programs for which you are eligible in order to receive
benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You may not receive more than a total of 48 months of benefits under two or more programs. If you
elect chapter 33 in lieu of chapter 30, your months of entitlement under chapter 33 will be limited to the number of months of entitlement
remaining under chapter 30 on the effective date of your election. However, if you completely exhaust your entitlement under chapter 30
before the effective date of your chapter 33 election, you may receive up to 12 additional months of benefits under chapter 33. If you wish
to elect to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, check the box next to the program (only check one box) you are giving up.
NOTE: An election to give up benefits under an existing program and receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill is IRREVOCABLE.
You should carefully consider your decision before completing this section. If you need more information to make a choice, you should
visit our website at www.gibill.va.gov or call our toll-free customer service number at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
ITEM 10A. Self explanatory, except for the following items:
"Vocational Flight Training." You must already have a private pilot's license. If you are taking an Airline Transport Pilot course, you
must have a valid first-class medical certificate on the date that you enter training. For all other flight courses, you must have a valid
second-class medical certificate on the date that you enter training.
"National Test Reimbursement." You can be reimbursed for the cost of approved tests for admission to, or credit at, institutions of higher
"Licensing or Certification Test Reimbursement." A licensing test is a test offered by a state, local, or federal agency that is required by
law to practice an occupation. A certification test is a test designed to provide affirmation of an individual's qualifications in a specific
occupation. Examples include EMT, CPA, MCSE, CCNP, etc.
"Tuition Assistance Top-Up" This benefit is payable only under MGIB and the Post-9/11 GI Bill programs. You can receive benefits to
pay you for the difference between what the military pays with Tuition Assistance (TA) and the total costs of these courses.
QUESTIONS ARE ONLY FOR APPLICANTS WHOSE SERVICE BEGAN BEFORE JANUARY 1, 1977, (or delayed entry before January
2, 1978). If you are currently married or if you have children under age 18 (under age 23 if in school), you should complete and return
VA Form 21-686c. If your children are in school, you should also complete and return VA Form 21-674 for each child. If your parent(s)
are dependent on you for financial support, you should complete and return VA Form 21-509. These forms may require additional
documentation. VA cannot pay any additional benefits for dependents without properly completed forms and documentation. You can
find VA forms 21-686c, 21-674, and 21-509 on-line at www.va.gov/vaforms.
If you need more help in completing this application, call VA TOLL FREE at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). If you are hearing
impaired, call us toll-free at 1-800-829-4833. You can also get education assistance after normal business hours at our education Internet
HOW TO FILE YOUR CLAIM
Be sure to do the following:
(A) If you have selected a school or training establishment:
Step 1: Mail the completed application to the VA Regional Processing Office for the region of that school's physical address. See next
page for the addresses of these VA Regional Processing Offices.
Step 2: Tell the veterans certifying official at your school or training establishment that you have applied for VA education benefits. Ask
him or her to send your enrollment information using VA Form 22-1999, Enrollment Certification, or its electronic version.
Step 3: Wait for VA to process your application and notify you of its decision concerning your eligibility for education benefits.
(B) If you haven't selected a school or training establishment:
Step 1: Mail the completed application to the VA Regional Processing Office for the region of your home address. See next page for the
addresses of these VA Regional Processing Offices.
Step 2: Wait for VA to process your application and notify you of its decision concerning your eligibility for education benefits.