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Veterans Educational Assistance Program® (VEAP) (Chapter 32)

The following information is located at the Department of Veterans Affairs website at  http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/veap.asp

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

VEAP is available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. The government matches your contributions on a 2-for-1 basis.

Available Benefits and Eligibility

Benefit entitlement is for one to 36 months depending on the number of monthly contributions. You have 10 years from your release from active duty to use VEAP benefits. If the entitlement is not used after the 10-year period, your portion remaining in the fund will be automatically refunded.


You must meet the following requirements to qualify:

  • Entered service for the first time between Jan. 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985
  • Opened a contribution account before April 1, 1987
  • Voluntarily contributed from $25 to $2,700;
  • Completed your first period of service and were discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • If you are currently on active duty and wish to receive VEAP benefits, you must have at least three months of contributions available

Other Factors to Consider

Contributions may be withdrawn if you do not meet the basic eligibility requirements or if you formally request a refund of the contributions withheld.

How do I Apply?

You can apply by completing VA Form 22-1990, Application for Education Benefits, online at vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp.

How Do I Get More Information?

Contact your local VA Regional Office at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).


Click one of the following links:

Contact the Veterans Coordinator:
Central Virginia
Community College

3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7631
Email: click here

Located in Amherst Hall, Room 2204