George Mason University Office of Military Services

Chapter 32: VEAP

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.
  • 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

To receive education benefits, you must have a Certificate of Eligibilty (COE). A COE can be obtained by going to the Department of Veteran Affairs website and applying for your federal GI Bill® education benefits utilizing their Veteran On-line Application (VONAPP).

Please submit completed forms or document copies to either the Department of Veteran Affairs or the Registrars Office, according to your circumstances.

If you have never applied for benefits, submit

  1. An Application for VA Benefits (22-1990) through VONAPP
  2. A Certificate of Eligibility to the Office of Military Services
  3. A Veterans Registration Reporting Form to the Registrars Office

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

  1. A Change of Program or Place of Training (22-1995) through VONAPP
  2. A Certificate of Eligibility to the Office of Military Services
  3. A Veterans Registration Reporting Form to the Registrars Office

If you received your benefit at George Mason University within the last year, submit:

  1. A Veterans Registration Reporting Form to the Registrars Office