Federal Benefits

Note: The St. Louis VA Regional Office has a toll free number available for individual educational inquiries at 1 (888) 442-4551 or 1 (888) GI-BILL1.

Note: For all Federal benefits, applicants should apply through theVONAPP website, or visit the nearest County Veterans Service Office to help determine benefit eligibility.

Educational Benefits

GI Bill General Information
The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
• Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD) (Chapter 30)
• Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) (Chapter 1606)
• Montgomery GI Bill – Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
• Montgomery GI Bill – Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)(Chapter 32)
• Montgomery GI Bill – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)
• Montgomery GI Bill – Reserve (REAP) (Chapter 1607)
• Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
Yellow Ribbon Program
Educational Assistance Test Program Section 901
Tutorial Assistance Program
Reserve Tuition Assistance 
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Note: It may take up to 90 days for the VA to process your claim.

Additional Federal Benefit Resources

 Benefit Comparison Tools
Current Rate Tables
 Monthly Verification of MGIB (W.A.V.E.)
Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) information
Getting Started With Your Benefits Website – a useful tool for getting started with your benefits
Forms and Brochures for benefits through the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA)
 Student Handouts, Brochures, Regulations and Forms for benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs