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DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents

Contents of the DD 214 / Report of SeparationA Certificate of Release or Report of Separation is generally issued when a service member performs active duty or at least 90 consecutive days of active duty training.It is used to prove military service for benefits, retirement, employment, and membership in veterans' organizations. Information  may include the service member's: Date and place of entry into active duty; Home address at time of entry;  more...

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GI Educational Benefits Comparison Tool

For many eligible participants, the Post-9/11 GI Bill is a better solution than other education benefit programs, such as the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve and the Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP). However, this decision depends on several factors, including the type of education or training you plan to take and the amount of benefits received under each program. The following comparison tools may help you in making your decision. more...

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Veterans Guide to Education Benefits

The Montgomery G.I. Bill - Overview The Montgomery G.I. Bill (“GI Bill”) was passed after World War II. The purpose was to give returning veterans a chance to go to college or get vocational training. The program has existed - and expanded - ever since. It has helped thousands of veterans. The law is broken down into several "chapters," each describing a different program. It includes programs for certain active duty members, Reservists and Na more...

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GI Bill Education Benefits

The home page for all educational benefits provided by the VA. It includes a listing of schools, the application process and information about how to document attendance. It also includes frequently asked questions about the several military-related programs. more...

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The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide

This detailed 600 page Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide was originally developed by Veterans for America and is now made available free of charge by the National Veterans Legal Services Program on their website. It was published in 2009 so more recent changes will not be included. The Guide provides detailed information about all the VA benefit programs, including: service connected compensa more...

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