The Montgomery GI Bill® Chapter 30 assists individuals who entered active duty after July 1, 1985, and had their basic military pay reduced by $100 a month for 12 months. The veteran must have been released from duty with an "Honorable" discharge and served at least 2 years of continuous active duty to be eligible for Chapter 30 benefits. Individuals eligible for the old G.I. Bill (Chapter 34) as of December 31, 1989, who meet certain eligibility criteria may also be eligible, but do not have their pay reduced.

Persons separated from active duty because of a service-connected disability or hardship may be eligible for Chapter 30 benefits without meeting the length of service requirements. A Chapter 30 participant who separated from active duty due to a physical or mental condition not characterized as a disability may be eligible for benefits.

For more information on Chapter 30 benefits please visit the Veterans Affairs website or call VA at 1-888-442-4551

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