RAO Davao City

United States Military Retiree Activities Office Davao City, Philippines

VETERANS BENEFITS EXPIRATIONS 1 June 2008

Posted by Service Officer on June 1st, 2008

Many of your earned benefits have an expiration date. Below are several of the more important ones to remember. Make sure you know take advantage of your benefits before they expire.

- Tuition Assistance: $4,500 a year that expires as soon as you transition from Active Duty.

- Montgomery GI Bill for Active-Duty (MGIB): 10 years from date of last discharge or release from active duty.

- Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP): 10 years from date of last discharge or release from active duty.

- Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR): 14 years from the date of eligibility for the program, or until released from the Selected Reserve or National Guard. Some extensions are available if activated.

- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VocRehab): Generally, 12 years after separation from service or within 12 years of being awarded service-connected VA disability compensation.

- Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI): Coverage ends 120 days after separation or can be extended up to 1 year for totally disabled veterans.

- Combat Vet VA Health Care: 5 years after discharge for non-service connected care.

- Combat Vet VA Dental Care: 180 days after discharge for non-service connected care.

[Source: NAUS Weekly Update 30 May 08 ++]

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.