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The Montgomery GI Bill Active-Duty (MGIB-AD/CH 30) was created on 01 July 1985 to incorporate Active Duty Soldiers back into civilian life.  It is offered to all active duty service members (to include AGR Soldiers) upon entry into Active Duty Service.  For most Soldiers this GI Bill offers the most benefit.  This benefit also allows Soldiers to add to their Ch 30 benefits by paying additional money into it (commonly known as plus-up).  The initial contribution for CH 30 benefits is $1,200.  Soldiers who wish to participate in plus-up invest an additional $20 to $300.  AGR Soldiers must serve 3 consecutive yrs before they can receive their benefits, but they can start to contribute as soon as their tour begins.  Soldiers must have either served in an Active Component or have been in Title 10 AGR Status after 01 July 1985.  All Title 32 AGR Soldiers must have been AGR after 28 November 1989.  Note: Any title 32 AGR Soldier prior to November 1989 could have enrolled in the program but they only had a 9 month window to do so from October 1996-July 1997.

Disqualifying Factors
-Declined at any time, in any branch of service
-Served in active component prior to 01 July 1985
-Service Academy Graduate
-Dedicated ARNG ROTC Scholarship Recipient
-Separated under “Other than Honorable” conditions
Supporting Documents
-DD 2366 for Ch 30
-DD 2366-1 for Plus-Up
-DD 214 showing that Service Member paid into it
-LES showing that Service Member paid into it
Expiration Date
Soldiers may use benefits under Ch 30 up to 10 yrs from when they are Discharged from Active Duty Service.  Soldiers who either enlist into a Regular Component (Active), go AGR, or are deployed BEFORE their 10 yr window is up may send their new DD 214, enlistment paperwork, AGR Orders, or deployment orders with their Ch 30 supporting documents and completed VA Form 21-4138 to their closest VA Regional Processing Office and request that they receive a new delimiting date for their benefits.
New CH 30 Elections

After you have verified that you qualify for the Ch 30 GI Bill based on the information above, please call the NCNG Education Office at 919-664-6272.

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Current Chapter 30 GI Bill Rates

Current Plus-Up Rates