WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) (Chapter 30/1606/REAP): This site is where MGIB - Active Duty (Chapter 30) or MGIB - Selected Reserve verify your enrollment online to receive your monthly education benefit payment(s). Or you may verify your enrollment by calling the toll free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone line at 1-877-823-2378.
Tuition Assistance "Top Up" (TATU): Program and eligibility information concerning an amendment to the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty education program that permits VA to pay a Tuition Assistance Top- Up benefit. The amount of the benefit can be equal to the difference between the total cost of a college course and the amount of Tuition Assistance that is paid by the military for the course.
Veterans Upward Bound: The Veterans Upward Bound is a free educational program for veterans. The program is funded by the U. S. Department of Education and is designed to assist veterans in preparing for success in college and other post-secondary training.
Mesothelioma: According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently 25 million living individuals who have served in the United States' armed forces. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of these living veterans were exposed to toxic asbestos-containing materials during military service. Widely used by every military branch, asbestos was highly regarded for its heat resistance and fireproofing capabilities. In fact, asbestos was so valued that the military even mandated widespread usage before eventually phasing out the material in the 1970s. Most military divisions utilized the caustic substance mainly for insulation purposes, but more than 300 products containing asbestos were used by the military, primarily by the Navy from the 1930s through the 1970s. Every ship and shipyard built by the Navy before the mid-70s was fitted with numerous asbestos-containing materials.
Vet Center: Vet Centers serve veterans and their families by providing a continuum of quality care that adds value for veterans, families, and communities. Care includes professional readjustment counseling, community education, outreach to special populations, brokers services with community agencies, and provides a key access link between the veteran and other services in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Center for Women Veterans: This site is for women veterans to ensure women veterans have access to VA benefits & services, VA health care and benefits programs are responsive to the gender-specific needs of women veterans, and outreach to improve women veterans awareness of VA services, benefits, and eligibility.