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How to Apply for your VA Education Benefits

 
To determine which GI Bill® is to YOUR advantage, please visit the VA website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill   Choose Carefully!
  • Your initial application for Chapter 30, 33, 35, 1606, 1607 or 31 VA educational benefits can be done online at:  www.gibill.va.gov

  • Choose "Apply Online" or to go directly there, click on:  VONAPP  Your signature page and a copy of your DD-214 (also you NOBE DD-2384 if Chapter 1606) must be submitted to the VA to complete the application process.  We can assist you with this if you like.
 

CHAPTER 33 (POST-9/11 GI BILL®) 

Must have Active Duty Service after September 10, 2001 
Complete VA form 22-1990 – Application for VA Education Benefits 
Provide us with a copy of page 4 of your DD-214 and your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 

CHAPTER 30 (MONTGOMERY GI BILL® - ACTIVE DUTY)

Complete VA form 22-1990 – Application for VA Education Benefits 
Provide us with a copy of page 4 of your DD-214

CHAPTER 31 (VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION & EMPLOYMENT) 

Complete VA form 28-1900 – Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation if: 
  • Have received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable
  • Have a service-connected disability rating of at least  10%, or a memorandum rating of  20% or more from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)

CHAPTER 35 (DEPENDENTS' EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE)

 Complete VA form 22-5490 - Application for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance
Must be done using paper application, this benefit cannot be applied for online at this time.

CHAPTER 1606 (MONTGOMBERY  GI BILL® - SELECTED RESERVES)

Complete VA form 22-1990 – Application for VA Education Benefits  
Provide us with a copy of your “NOBE” (Notice of Basic Eligibility) DD form 2384-1.

CHAPTER 1607 (RESERVE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)

Complete VA form 22-1990 – Application for VA Education Benefits 
Provide us with a copy of page 4 of your DD-214.

PROCESSING TIME

Processing of the initial VA application takes at least 6 to 8 weeks with the VA.
Subsequent certifications usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks.
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