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Veteran Services

Contact Information

Joel Niemann
VA Certifying Official
: 860.932.4011

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Welcome to QVCC Veteran Services

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Join us:

Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 0900 to 1400 (9:00 am to 2:00 pm).

QVCC thanks you for your service!

22-23 Military Friendly logoAs a Military Friendly Gold ranked school, QVCC is happy to welcome all veterans, service members, and their families. The Veteran Services department is here to help you smoothly transition into a college career and to provide the necessary supports and resources for continued success.


Steps to Apply for Veterans Educational Benefits!

STEP 1: Go to the GI Bill® Website

Go to the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill® website for additional information and to download paperwork, or come in to see our VA Certifying Official, Joel Niemann.  Make sure you bring a copy of your DD214 (member 4). To compare benefits by the school please use the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

STEP 2: Meet with the VA Certifying Official

You need to sit down with our VA Certifying Official to go over your paperwork and discuss the process of receiving your benefits.  Additional information and rules that apply to receiving your benefits are explained during this meeting. To make an appointment, call 860-932-4011.*

* Please note that you are free to make an appointment to meet with the VA Certifying Official at any time during this process, and at any other time you have questions or concerns.

Veterans Educational Benefits

We stand ready to provide guidance regarding eligibility requirements and the processes needed to access Veterans Administration educational benefits. We will assist you through the process and also help you access other benefits you may qualify for.


Available Veterans Educational Benefits

Chapter 30 Benefits: Montgomery GI Bill®, Active Duty (MGIB)
The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of educational benefits. The benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, and apprenticeship / on the job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency and refresher courses may be appropriate under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30. This benefit is for those veterans who served on active duty after June 30, 1985, those who had remaining entitlement under the Vietnam era GI bill, and those who switched VEAP before voluntarily separated after February 2, 1991.

Chapter 31 Benefits: Vocational Rehabilitation for Veterans with Service-connected Disabilities
Vocational rehabilitation educational benefits are for veterans that have received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable. Has a service connected disability rating of at least 10%, or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the department of veteran’s affairs and Applies for vocational rehabilitation and employment VR&E Vetsucess services.

Chapter 32 Benefits: Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP)
VEAP is available if you first entered active duty between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this educational benefit program. Contributions are matched on the 2$ for 1$ basis by the department of defense. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, and apprenticeship / on the job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Chapter 33 Benefits: Post 9/11 GI Bill®
Generally, an individual who served a minimum of 90 days on active duty after September 10, 2001, will be eligible for education assistance under the post 9/11 GI bill®. Active duty served as a member of the armed forces or as a result of a call or order to active duty from a reserve component under section 688, 12301(a), 12301(d), 12303(g), 12302 or 12304 of the title 10 is qualifying active duty service. In general an individual’s eligibility to use chapter 33 benefits expire 15 years from the date of the last discharge or release from active duty of at least 90 days.

Chapter 35 Benefits: Dependent Educational Assistance (DEA)
Educational assistance paid to dependents of veterans who have a service connected permanent and total disability or died as a result of service connection.

Chapter 1606 Benefits: Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
Chapter 1606 is an educational program for members who are actively participating in the selected reserve. Selected reserve components include the Army reserve, naval reserve, air force reserve; Marine Corps reserve, coast guard reserve, army national guards and air national guard. The department of defense and the department of homeland security (Coast Guard) determine who is eligible for chapter 1606. The department of veteran’s affairs administers the program and pays benefits.

Chapter 1607 Benefits: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
This is an education 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 support of a contingency operation or a national emergency declared by the president or congress.

Grievance Procedure

A grievance can submitted in writing to the Dean of Student Services or such other college official as the CEO may designate within thirty (30) days of the date the grievant knew or reasonably should have known of the alleged violation. The written grievance shall specify the right claimed to have been violated and state briefly the underlying facts.  The current college grievance procedure can be found in the Student Handbook in the Student Rights Policy section.


For the Veterans Crisis Line please call 1-800-273-8255.