VA Benefits—Eligibility

The VA determines all eligibility.  For questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the VA directly: 1-888-442-4551.   Montgomery GI Bill Post 9/11 GI Bill Select Reserve GI Bill Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) Survivors' & Dependents' Educational Assistance Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship  Time Limits: Generally, veterans have 10 years from the date they were last released from active duty to use their educational benefits, with exception of the Post 9/11 GI Bill which is 15 years. Spouses generally have 10 years from the date they are found eligible. Children are generally eligible from age 18 until age 26.