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VEAP (Veterans Educational Assistance Program–Chapter 32)

You may qualify for these benefits if you

  • entered active duty between January 1, 1977, and June 30, 1985,
  • were honorably discharged,
  • contributed to VEAP before April 1, 1987, and
  • served long enough to qualify.

Benefit guidelines

You will receive a monthly stipend for personal use for up to 36 months. Your stipend amount will be based on (1) your total contributions; (2) the number of months you contributed; (3) the type of training you are in; and (4) your training time. Your stipend will include matching funds from USDVA that equal two times your contributions, plus any U. S. Department of Defense contributions or kickers.

Benefits, generally, must be used within 10 years; however, the time limit may be shorter or longer in rare circumstances.

Documentation required for Chapter 32

Please submit completed forms or document copies to the Veterans Certification Coordinator, based on the description that best fits your circumstances.

If you have never applied for benefits, submit:

  1. Application for VA Benefits (22-1990)
  2. Discharge from Active Duty (DD214)
  3. Veterans Enrollment Certificate

If you have had a one-year break in attendance at UMD, or if you used your benefit at another institution, submit:

  1. Change of Program or Place of Training (22-1995)
    NOTE: You must send your VONAPP signature page directly to the VA office in St. Louis to avoid a hold on your payments.
  2. Veterans Enrollment Certificate

If you received VA benefits at UMD within the last year, submit:

  1. Veterans Enrollment Certificate