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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 1 December 2005 Military Transition Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Chapter 1607, Title 10 United States.

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1 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 1 December 2005 Military Transition Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Chapter 1607, Title 10 United States Code Added

2 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 2 December 2005 Military Transition REAP - General REAP is a part of PL , The Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for FY The law was enacted on October 28, REAP is a Department of Defense education program which will be administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Added

3 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 3 December 2005 Military Transition REAP - General REAP provides educational assistance to members of the guard/reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency as determined by the President or Congress. Added

4 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 4 December 2005 Military Transition REAP Eligibility Requirements : A member of a Guard/Reserve component who serves on active duty after September 11, 2001, for a contingency operation and who served at least 90 consecutive days or more may be eligible. Individuals are eligible as soon as they reach the 90 day point, regardless of duty status. Added

5 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 5 December 2005 Military Transition REAP - Reserves Currently, qualifying members were called under: Sections 688,12301(a),12302,12304, 12305, and 12406, of Title 10 or Title 15, or any other provision of law during a war or national emergency as declared by the President or Congress. Added

6 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 6 December 2005 Military Transition REAP - National Guard Guard members are also eligible after serving 90 consecutive days on active duty if the service is: Under Title 32 section 502(f), And supported by federal funds, And authorized by the President or Secretary of Defense for a national emergency. Added

7 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 7 December 2005 Military Transition REAP Monthly Rates Benefits paid under REAP are a percentage of the Chapter 30 MGIB 3- year rate. Rates are based on the year the education training occurred. See the GI Bill website for historic rates. Added

8 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 8 December 2005 Military Transition REAP Benefits For FY 2005 Individuals who serve at least 90 days but less than 1 year of consecutive active duty Individuals who serve at least 1 year but less than 2 years of consecutive active duty Individuals who serve at least 2 years consecutive active duty $ For fulltime training $ For fulltime training $ For fulltime training Added

9 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 9 December 2005 Military Transition MGIB-SR Kickers Individuals already eligible for a MGIB- SR kicker will receive the kicker amount in addition to the REAP benefit amount. Added

10 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 10 December 2005 Military Transition REAP Disability Individuals released before the 90 day point for disability incurred during or aggravated by the line of duty will receive benefits at the 40% rate. Added

11 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 11 December 2005 Military Transition REAP Entitlement: Individuals will receive 36 months of entitlement. The 48 month combined benefits entitlement rule applies. Restoration of entitlement applies for those who were forced to withdraw after becoming eligible. Added

12 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 12 December 2005 Military Transition REAP - Delimiting Date REAP participants do not have a delimiting date. Individuals are eligible for benefits as long as they remain within their component. Individuals leaving their component will lose eligibility. Individuals released for disability will have 10 years from the date of eligibility to use benefits. Added

13 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 13 December 2005 Military Transition REAP Delimiting Date (continued) Servicemembers receiving assistance under REAP will have benefits terminated if: they receive financial assistance under section 2107 (Senior ROTC scholarship) of title 10, U.S.C., or they separate from the Selected Reserve if they were called up from the Selected Reserve or the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) if they were called up from the IRR (10 U.S.C ). These events do not result in permanent termination of eligibility. Added

14 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 14 December 2005 Military Transition REAP – Delimiting Date (continued) An individual can have a break in Selected Reserve service of up to 90 days and still receive benefits as long as the individual remains in the Ready Reserve during and after the break. The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (for Coast Guard cases) determine eligibility under chapter 1607 and will administer this provision. Added

15 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 15 December 2005 Military Transition REAP – General Benefits may be used for: College courses leading to a degree Business/technical/vocational courses leading to a certificate or diploma Apprenticeship or on-the-job training programs Correspondence courses Added

16 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 16 December 2005 Military Transition REAP – General B enefits may be used for (continued ) : Foreign schools (degree programs only) Entrepreneurship courses Tests for a license or certification effective Tutorial assistance (if shown to be necessary) Flight training (need private pilot license first) Added

17 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 17 December 2005 Military Transition REAP – programs not available The following programs are not available for REAP: Accelerated payment Tuition assistance top-up Death benefit, Transferability of entitlement to dependents Licensing and certification tests before January 6, 2006 National tests for admission or credit taken Added

18 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 18 December 2005 Military Transition REAP Bar to Dual Eligibility Individuals can’t use the same period of service to qualify for REAP and Chapter 30. The election to use the period of service for one benefit type is irrevocable. A reservist under Chapter 1606 will retain eligibility to that program even if he/she is called up and uses the active duty period to qualify for REAP. Added

19 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 19 December 2005 Military Transition REAP - Retroactive Benefits under REAP are potentially retroactive to December 9, 2001, for a person who was called to duty on September 11, Remember, the fiscal year during which the educational training took place will determine the basic rate for REAP. Added


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