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Veterans Benefits

The Veterans Administration is authorized by law to provide a wide range of benefits to those who have served their country in the Armed Forces and to their dependents. This webpage is designed to introduce you to some of the benefits you may be eligible for while attending Las Positas College.

Veteran's Benefits

 

Forever GI Bill - Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act

The President signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” which will bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits. The law is named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill language in 1944, and will allow more Veterans to use the GI Bill and more time to use it. Some of the changes will go into effect immediately, and some are written to go into effect shortly after.

Some new provisions that go into effect immediately include:

  • The 15-year time limitation for using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits is eliminated for Veterans who left active duty on or after January 1, 2013, and qualifying dependents (Fry children who became eligible on or after January 1, 2013 and all Fry spouses).
  • Reservists who had eligibility under the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) and lost it due to the program sunset provision will have that service credited toward the Post-9/11 GI Bill program.
  • Certain work-study is permanently authorized; previously it had to be re-approved by Congress every few years.
  • The VetSuccess on Campus program will be available to students across the country
  • VA will help Veterans to more clearly identify schools that offer them priority enrollment

 

POST 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date. For more information on the Post 9/11 GI Bill CLICK HERE

Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB)

For the first time in history, service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children starting Aug. 1, 2009.

Official DoD TEB website. (Non VA link)

More Information (VA GIBill.va.gov Website)

Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty, Chapter 30

The Montgomery GI Bill establishes a program of educational benefits for eligible persons entering military service after June 30, 1985. Military pay is reduced each month for the first 12 months of duty service in order to establish an educational fund. The maximum entitlement is 36 months of full-time benefits. Monthly benefit rates are determined by the VA. Benefits terminate 10 years after date of separation.

Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve, Chapter 1606

To be eligible for educational assistance a person must have a 6-year obligation to serve in the selected reserve signed after June 30, 1985. Maximum entitlement is 36 months of full- time benefits which terminate ten years from the date of eligibility or the day following separation from a reserve component. A Chapter 1606 participant may not use more than 48 months of entitlement under any combination of VA Educational programs.

Survivor's & Dependents, Chapter 35

Survivors and dependents of a veteran may be eligible for benefits if the veteran died while on active duty, died after discharge from active duty of a service-connected disability, is permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-connected disability, or listed as missing in action for a total of 90 days or more. Eligible persons are entitled to a maximum of 45 months of full-time benefits. Payments are usually provided for children between the ages of 18 and 26.

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
(VR&E) program, Chapter 31

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program is administered by a different department of VA than regular education benefits. This program has two key goals:

  • First, to assist the service-disabled veteran to prepare for, obtain, and maintain suitable employment.
  • Second, for those persons who are severely disabled and that gainful employment is not an option, assistance may be provided to allow that person to live more independently in his or her community.

More information about Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits may be found at: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm, by calling 1-800-827-1000, or by visiting your local VA Regional Office (go to this link and click your state for a list of offices: http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/division_flsh.asp?dnum=3).  

 

 

Las Positas Veterans First Program
Veterans Office
Veterans Resource Center
BLDG 1310
(next to the flag pole and book store)

Tel: 925.424.1570/1572
Fax: 925.424-1574

Veterans Office Hours and
Veterans Resource Center Hours

FALL 2017 HOURS

MON: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
TUES.: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WED.: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
THURS.: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
FRI.: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

SPRING 2018 HOURS

MON: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
TUES.: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
WED.: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THURS.: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRI.: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Contact Us

Veterans First Office
925.424.1570/1572
Office: 1314

Todd Steffan
TSteffan@laspositascollege.edu

Veterans First Coordinator


Maggie Alvarez
MLAlvarez@laspositascollege.edu
Veterans Specialist
925-424-1570/1572

Fiona Teramu
FTeramu@laspositascollege.edu
Veterans Specialist
925-424-1570/1572

Jose Calderon
JCalderon@laspositascollege.edu
Veterans Counselor
925-424-1573

Gilberto Victoria
GVictoria@laspositascollege.edu
Veterans Counselor
925-424-1572

 

 

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