Chapter 1607 is a new education benefit that was enacted on October 28, 2004. It is a DOD education program (like 1606) which will be administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 1607 provides educational assistance to members of the reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency as determined by the President or Congress.
Eligibility criteria: a member of a reserve component who served on active duty after September 11, 2001, for a contingency operation and who served at least 90 consecutive days or more. Individuals are eligible as soon as they reach the 90 day point, regardless of duty status. Currently, qualifying members were called under: Sections 688, 12301(a), 12302, 12304, 12305 and 12406, of Title 10 or Title 15. Guard members are also eligible after serving 90 consecutive days on active duty if the service is under Title 32 section 502(f), supported by federal funds and authorized by the President or Secretary of Defense for a national emergency. For more information, visit the GIBill website at www.gibill.va.gov.
|Common Name:||Reservist called to active duty after September 11, 2001|
|Eligibility Requirements:||90 days or more of active duty support of contingency operation or full-time National Guard duty responding to national emergency.|
|Cutoff Dates:||There is no specific timeframe to use REAP; however your eligibility generally ends when you leave the Selected Reserves.|
|Miscellaneous:||Tuition assistance, awarded by the respective branch of service, may be available to members of the National Guard of Active Duty Personnel. Eligibility requirements are available at the member's unit command.|