Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

  • The MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including:
    • Air Force Reserve
    • Army Reserve
    • Coast Guard Reserve
    • Marine Corps Reserve
    • Navy Reserve
    • Air National Guard
    • Army National Guard
  • Eligibility is determined by the Selected Reserve components and the VA will process payment.
  • Under the MGIB-SR, you may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits.
  • This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and other assistance as outlined under the Chapter 1606 (MGIB-SR).
  • Under certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved.
  • Eligibility normally ends the day you leave the Selected Reserve.
  • Under the Chapter 1606 MGIB-SR, you must verify and complete your monthly enrollment verification.

Monthly Enrollment Verification

For monthly enrollment verification, you can use one of two methods:

  • Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (W.A.V.E.)
  • Calling the toll free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) 1 (877) 823-2378
  • Your enrollment can be verified starting on the last calendar day of the month.

Note: If you do not verify your attendance on a monthly basis, you will not receive payment.

If you encounter difficulties, please refer to the Department of Veterans Affairs W.A.V.E. webpage.