The Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act in 2005. It is a Department of Defense Education Benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called, or ordered, to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation), as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
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