New York National Guard Education Services

Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill Kicker Program

The MGIB Kicker is a stipend to the basic MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606 Select Reserve) or MGIB-AD (Chapter 30) benefits.

How do I qualify?

  • Be eligible for either Chapter 1606 or Chapter 30 GI-Bill
  • Agree to serve in a critical skill or unit
  • Sign a 6-year contract
  • Sign a Kicker contract
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete Initial Active Duty Training (IADT)

Officers only:

  • Enter an Officer commissioning program
  • Sign an Office Service Agreement (DA Form 5447-R) withing 90 days of commissioning
  • Complete the Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC)

How much do I receive?

A $350 monthly rate is available for:

  • Non-Prior Service and Prior Service applicants
  • State or Federal Officer Candidate School
  • Warrant Officer Candidate School
  • ROTC Simultaneous Membership Program

A $200 monthly rate is available for current ARNG Soldiers.

How do I apply?

To collect Chapter GI Bill Kicker benefits, you must:

Your school’s VA Representative will then complete a VA Form 22-1999 to verify your enrollment

For further information, please contact the Education Services Office at

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