To qualify, you must have entered active duty for the first time after June 30, 1985 and paid $1200 into the program, or have remaining entitlement under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance program (Chapter 34 of Title 38, U.S. Code) on December 31, 1989, you served on active duty for any number of days during the period of October 19, 1984 to June 30, 1988; or if you were eligible for the Post Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP, or Chapter 32 of Title 38, U.S. Code) and allowed to contribute the required $1200 to the Chapter 30 program.
You must have obtained a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate before or during the qualifying period and the character of discharge must be “Honorable”. Basic entitlement provides assistance for 36 months. Eligibility expires 10 years after last discharge from active duty.
If applicable, you will receive payments from the $600 Buy-Up, Kicker or College Fund with your VA monthly payment.