• Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) Chapter 1606

  • Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) Chapter 1606The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

    Who Is Eligible?

    You may be considered an eligible reservist or National Guard member if:

    • after June 30, 1985, you signed a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve, AND
    • you completed your Initial Active Duty for Training (IADT), AND
    • you got your High School Diploma or GED before you completed your IADT, AND
    • you are in good standing in a drilling Selected Reserve unit

    If you stay in the Selected Reserves, benefits generally end 10 years from the date you became eligible for the program if you became eligible before October 1, 1992. Benefits generally end 14 years from the date you became eligible if you became eligible on or after October 1, 1992. Your period of eligibility may be extended, if you were unable to train because of a service-related disability. Typically, your eligibility ends when you leave the Selected Reserves.

    How Much Does VA Pay?

    The monthly benefit paid to you is based on the type of training. If you are attending school, your payment is based on your training time (i.e. full time, half time, etc)