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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


POST 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a new 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 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.

Montgomery GI Bill-Activated Reservists, Chapter 1607

The new benefit, Chapter 1607, makes certain individuals who were activated after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. The Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and VA are working on an implementation plan for this new benefit. REAP payments are currently being processed but there is a large backlog.

You will receive 36 months of full time entitlement at your given rate. A Chapter 1607 participant may not use more than 48 months of entitlement under any combination of VA Educational programs. For example, if you’ve already used 20 months of Chapter 1606, you will only receive 28 months of Chapter 1607. Remember, that's 36 months at the full time training rate.

VEAP, Chapter 32

The Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) provides benefits to individuals who initially entered active duty after 12/31/76 and while serving on active duty voluntarily contributed to an educational assistance fund. Maximum entitlement is 36 months of full-time benefits. Benefits terminate ten years from the date of discharge. Monthly benefit rates are determined by VA

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 more than 90 days. 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:, 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:  



Las Positas Veterans First Program
Veterans Office
New Offices/New Veterans Resource Center:
BLDG 1310
(near old office)

Tel: 925.424.1571/1572
Fax: 925.424-1574

Office Hours

FALL 2015

Mon: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Tues: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Wed: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Thurs: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fri: 9:00am to Noon


Veterans Resource Center Hours

FALL 2015

Mon: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Tues: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Wed: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Thurs: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fri: 9:00am to Noon

Contact Us

Todd Steffan

Veterans First Coordinator
Office: 1314


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