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

Chapter 30 has four eligibility categories –

  1. Category I is by far the largest and includes veterans who began active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985, had their pay reduced by $100 per month for 12 months and received an honorable discharge.
    1. As of October 1st, 2013, the basic full-time (12 credits or more) monthly benefit is $1,717.00 for three years obligated service
    2. The basic full-time monthly benefit is $1395.00 for less than 3 years service
    3. For a full list of payment rates, please refer to the monthly rate table.
  1. Category 2 is for military retirees who entered the service (or agreed to delayed entry) before 1/1/77 and who were eligible to receive chapter 34 benefits (Vietnam era education program) on 12/31/89
    1. The education benefit for these chapter 34/30 veterans is higher than the standard chapter 30 benefit and it pays an additional amount for dependents
      1. The chapter 34/30 benefit is comparable to the old chapter 34 rate
    2. As of October 1st, 2013, the basic full-time monthly benefit is $1905.00
    3. Under this program only, additional benefits are paid for dependent
    4.  For a full list of payment rates, please refer to the monthly rate table.
  1. Veterans who were voluntarily or involuntarily separated from the service because of a reduction in personnel
  2. Veterans who were able to convert their education benefit from chapter 32 to chapter 30

Individuals making an initial application for this benefit may complete an on-line application using the VA's Veteran's On-Line Application System (VONAPP) or by completing and submitting a VA Form 22-1990 to Chemeketa Veterans' Services. Students who have used this benefit at another school or have not used their benefits in more than one year should complete and submit a VA Form 22-1995 to Chemeketa Veterans' Services.

You may receive higher monthly benefits through kickers and additional contributions.


If you would like additional information, please contact us at 503.399.5004 or via e-mail. You may also fax us at 503.399.3908