Veterans who first entered on active duty between 1/1/77 and 6/30/85 contributed to an education account to establish eligibility. Contribution must have been made by March 31, 1987. The maximum contribution for each participant was $2,700. Department of Defense funds equal to twice the contribution are added to the veteran’s account. Veterans have 10 years from the date of release from active duty to use VEAP benefits.
Steps to Use VEAP Benefits
- Apply for your education benefits on the Veterans Administration G.I. Bill website.
- Use VA Form 22-1990, Application for VA Education Benefits. The form is available to be filled out online at Veterans ON-line Application (VONAPP). These forms may be printed out from the Forms page on the VA Website.