Veterans Services: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607)
Educational program for active members of the Selected Reserve called to active duty and members of the Individual Ready Reserve (Army IRR, Air Force IRR, Navy IRR, and Marine Corps IRR) called to active duty in response to a contingency operation declared by the President or Congress.
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 percentage of the chapter 30 three-year or more rate based on then 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% and service of 2 years or an aggregate of three years or more pays 80% payment of the three year rate. The 80% rate can be paid for two continuous years or, effective January 28, 2008, an aggregate call-up service of three years or more.
Chapter 1607 Kicker and Additional Contributions: A service member eligible for chapter 1607 who is also eligible for 1606 kicker will be paid the chapter 1606 kicker. Beginning January 28, 2008 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’.
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