STATEMENT OF ENTITLEMENT TO EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE
FOR RESERVE COMPONENTS SUPPORTING CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS
AND CERTAIN NATIONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE OPERATIONS
2. MEMBER'S CERTIFICATION (Continued)
e. Entitlement is limited to a maximum of 36 months of full-time benefits (or equivalent part-time benefits) or a maximum of 48
cumulative months of full-time benefits if I use benefits from other educational assistance programs (Chapter 30, 33, 1606).
f. Unless I qualify for continued assistance under the 10-year period described above in paragraph b., I understand that if I qualify for
this educational assistance benefit while a member of the Selected Reserve and subsequently transfer to the Individual Ready
Reserve (IRR), that I will not be eligible for benefit payments and that payments will not resume until I again become a member of the
g. I will not receive credit for service under both this program and the program established by Chapter 30 of Title 38, U.S.C.,
pertaining to the Montgomery GI Bill, but must make an irrevocable election as to the program to which such service is to be credited.
h. Educational assistance shall not be provided under this program, or if being provided shall be terminated, if I am receiving
educational assistance pursuant to section 2107 of Title 10, U.S.C., as a member of the Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps
i. Claims for educational assistance must be validated and processed through my Service prior to being submitted to the Department
of Veterans Affairs.
j. I understand that I must process an election for the REAP Buy-Up Program under Chapter 1607 of Title 10, U.S.C., through my
Service for validation prior to submitting any claim to the Department of Veterans Affairs for educational assistance payments.
k. I understand that, under the REAP Buy-Up Program, I may contribute additional amounts to my Military Service for the purpose of
receiving an increased amount of educational assistance. The total amount of contributions shall not exceed $600.00 and shall be
paid in multiples of $20.00.
(1) For each $20.00 I contribute I will receive an increase of $5.00 in the monthly benefit I receive if I am enrolled in an approved
program of instruction on a full-time basis.
(2) If I am enrolled in an approved program of instruction on less than a full-time basis the increased monthly benefit shall be a
reduced amount based on the amount contributed as determined under the Department of Veterans Affairs' regulations.
(3) I may make contributions at any time, while a member of a Reserve Component, but not more frequently than monthly.
Prior to making an election, it would be advisable for me to contact my education assistance officer to get counseled on the
education options available to me.
b. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
4. SERVICE VERIFYING OFFICIAL
a. NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
c. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
DD FORM 2940 (BACK), JAN 2009