VA & Related Programs

VA Benefit Programs

  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill - Available to those who entered active duty after June 30, 1985 completed at least two years continuous active service, contributed $1,200 to the program, received a high school diploma or GED, and received an honorable discharge.

  • Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits - Available to veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service-related injury. Contact the Vocational Rehabilitation Office, located on 1155 Westmoreland Dr., Suite 121, (915)722-2195

  • Chapter 33 Post 9-11 - Available to those who served at least 90 combined days on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, and received an honorable discharge. This benefit covers active duty served as a member of the Armed Forces or because of a call or order to active duty from a reserve component (National Guard and Reserve) under certain sections of Title 10.

  • Chapter 35 Survivors Dependent Educational Benefits - Available to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service (100% disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war or missing in action.

  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill - Available to those who enlist, re-enlist, or extend an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than six years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985; earned a high school diploma or GED; completed the IADT; fulfilled 180 days of service in the selective reserve; and is satisfactorily participating in required training in the Selective Reserve

  • Chapter 1607 Montgomery GI Bill - Available to certain reservists who were activated after Sept. 11, 2001, may either be eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

Benefits for Eligible Texas Veterans: Hazlewood Act

  • Hazlewood tuition exemption provides up to 150 credit hours of tuition exemption.
  • Hazlewood Legacy Act allows qualified Texas veterans to transfer any unused hours to their dependent child.
  • A widow or dependent child of a service member killed in action, or who has been deemed 100% service connected disabled, may also qualify for the Hazlewood Act exemption.

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