** This program has been discontinued as of November 25, 2015. If you were attending an educational institution during the semester that immediately preceded November 25, 2015, you may continue to receive benefits. **
Chapter 1607, Title 10 U.S. Code
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
This is an educational program for active members of the Selected Reserve called to active duty and members of the Individual Ready Reserve called to active duty in support of a contingency operation or a national emergency declared by the President or Congress. The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security determine who’s eligible for Chapter 1607. The Department of Veterans Affairs administers the program and pays benefits.
Members of the Selective Reserve may be eligible for Chapter 1607 and Chapter 33 after serving 90 consecutive days on active duty for a contingency operation. The Chapter 1607 benefit pays a percent of the Chapter 30 three-year or more rate based on the number of continuous service days on active duty:
- 90 days but less than 1 year pays 40%
- 1 year but less than 2 years pays 60%
- 2 continuous years or an aggregate of three years or more pays 80%
Chapter 1607 benefits are paid on a monthly basis directly to the veteran.
Chapter 1607 Kicker and Additional Contributions. A service member eligible for Chapter 1607 who’s also eligible for the Chapter 1606 kicker will be paid the Chapter 1606 kicker. Chapter 1607 reservists can participate in the “Buy-up” program. They can pay up to $600.00 to increase their monthly benefit by as much as $150.00 per month. The reservist must be a member of a Ready Reserve component to pay the “Buy-up”.