$600 Buy-up Rates for Montgomery GI Bill or REAP

Updated: December 23, 2022
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    $600 buy-up rates and quick facts for the Montgomery GI Bill® or REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program).

    Buy-Up Program Quick Facts:

    • The $600 buy-up is only applicable for Montgomery GI Bill or REAP

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    l or REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program)
    • Veterans who use the Post-9/11 GI Bill are not eligible to use the Buy-Up benefit, even if they already paid into it
    • Contribute $20 to $600 while still on active-duty and get as much as $150 more per month added to your Montgomery GI Bill or REAP payments
    • A $600 maximum contribution increases total benefits by as much $5,400
    • Each $20 contribution is another $180 in benefits
    • The Air Force program is called the GI Bill Kicker

    Buy-Up table listing GI Bill monthly payment increases if participating in the Buy-Up program.

    If this amount paidAdd this amount to Full Time paymentAdd this amount to ¾ time paymentAdd this amount to ½ time paymentAdd this amount to less than ½ time but more than ¼ time paymentAdd this amount to ¼ time payment

    Source: Department of Veterans Affairs

    Written by Veteran.com Team

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