Daisy Bates, Veterans Coordinator
The Veterans Coordinator is located in the Administration building, handles Montgomery GI Bill educational benefits. To speak with the coordinator please call (903) 434-8264. Veterans at Northeast Texas Community College are eligible to receive the following federal benefits. For questions about the programs listed below or how to receive your benefits contact the Veteran Affairs Office.
FEDERAL VETERANS' EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS
Veterans at Northeast Texas Community College are eligible to receive the following federal benefits. For questions about these programs or how to receive your benefits contact the Veteran Affairs Coordinator.
Veterans applying for benefits must submit the following documentation to the campus Veterans Coordinator:
DD214 (discharge papers)
Certificate of Eligibility
NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility)
The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30):
Active Duty Educational Assistance Program, generally for individuals who entered active duty after June 30, 1985 and served continuously for three years or by serving two years on active duty followed by four years of Selected Reserve. To be eligible, veterans must have contributed $1200 during their first year of military service. Veterans or service personnel cannot withdraw money paid into the fund.
NOTE: Chapter 30 veterans must verify their own monthly attendance to receive each check. You can do so by visiting the following link:
WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment):
The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 1606):
Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program, for members of the Reserve elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and the Air National Guard. To be eligible, reservist must have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30,1985. No contribution is required.
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35):
Educational assistance available to spouses and children of veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-related disability.
Disabled Veterans Assistance (Chapter 31):
Vocational Rehabilitation for service-connected disability of 10% or greater. Benefit provides a monthly stipend and covers the cost of tuition, books and supplies. Eligibility is determined on an individual case basis.
Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP Chapter 32):
For individuals who entered active duty service between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and served a continuous period of 181 days or more plus contributed toward the education program.
To apply for Education Benefits:
Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33):
The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a new program developed by VA that goes into effect August 1, 2009. This program is for individuals who served at least 90 aggregate days (or at least 30 continuous days with a discharge due to a service-connected disability) of active duty from 9/11/2001 to the present. Veterans qualifying for this program may be eligible for a housing allowance and books/supplies stipend in addition to payments covering tuition and fees up to the highest Undergraduate rate for a public institution of higher learning in the state. For more information visit link: www.gibill.va.gov or call 1-888-442-4551.
Due to the large volume of claims the Regional VA Processing Center processes, it takes approximately 6 weeks to receive correspondence or a payment from the VA. Please Be Patient. VA Education Service Claim status can be accessed at the following website :
VA Forms-the following link provides VA forms that may be required by the school in order for the veteran to be certified for educational benefits.
Form 22-1990---Application for Education Benefits
Form 22-1995---Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
Form 22-5490---Application for Survivors' and dependents' Educational Assistance
Form 22-5495---Request for Change of Program or Place of Training for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance.
The Hazelwood Act - http://www.texas-veterans.com/education/hazlewood
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs -- news and legislation concerning veteran's benefits: http://veterans.house.gov/
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This page last updated by D. Bates on 03/23/2011
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