Chapter 32 is the post-Vietnam era educational assistance program. It is for individuals who first entered Active Duty between January 1st, 1977 and June 30th, 1985. The program is sometimes called VEAP.

Eligible individuals elected to make contributions to the program from their military pay. The contributions were matched on a $2 for $1 basis by the Government. To determine your full-time benefit rate call the VA Education Customer Service Office at (888) 442-4551. Press 1, if you have a touch-tone phone, then Press 0 to speak with an Education Counselor.

A 10-year eligibility period begins on the date of discharge from Active Duty. Individuals wishing to withdraw their contributions should complete VA Form 24-5281, Application for Refund of Educational Contributions and send it to the nearest VA Regional Office.