Soldiers who wish to participate in the Chapter 1607 Buy-Up MUST qualify for the Ch 1607 GI Bill program and mail either a Certified Check or Money Order (no personal checks will be accepted) for not less than $20 and not more than $600 made payable to the “US Department of Treasury”, the completed REAP Buy-Up enrollment form, a copy of the DD 214 from their most recent deployment to:
ARNG Education Support Center
Attn: REAP Buy-Up Program
North Little Rock, AR 72199
If multiple payments are made, the DD 214 should only be included with the first payment. The DD Form 2366-1 will be used for the Buy-Up Program until a new form is created for this purpose. The form will be clearly marked to indicate the contribution was paid into the REAP Buy-Up program. The ARNG GI Bill Support Team will email a copy of the DD Form 2366-1, DD 1131, and a photocopy of the Certified Check or Money Order to the Soldier’s AKO email account upon completion of the Buy-Up enrollment process. These documents will also be scanned into the Soldier’s IPERMS file. IT IS THE SOLDIER’S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO SUBMIT A COPY OF THE DD 2366-1, DD 1131, AND A COPY OF THEIR DD 214 TO THEIR VA REP AT THEIR SCHOOL TO RECEIVE THEIR BENEFITS. Soldiers are eligible to receive their additional Buy-Up payments beginning the first enrollment period after the contribution was made.