Buy-Up, Kickers and Additional Contribution
The Buy-Up feature can allow active duty servicemembers to Get up to an extra $150 per month increase above the standard MGIB "pay rate." This is a part of the enlistment contract. Higher monthly benefits are paid to Chapter 30 participants with “kickers” and to Chapter 30 participants who make additional chapter 30 payments. The higher benefit rates are paid automatically when benefits are paid once VA confirmed eligibility through Department of Defense.