Educational Benefits for Veterans

 

Applying for Benefits 

The best way to apply for your education benefits is online at Vets.gov.

You can also apply for education benefits by doing any of the following options:

Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person.

 

Average Processing Times
21 Days:  First Time Applications

10 Days:  Supplemental*

*A supplemental claim is a re-enrollment or other change that impacts your benefit. 



Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you.

Visit the VA Education and Training website for more information education benefits.

 

Certificate of Eligibility 

How to Obtain a Copy of Your GI Bill Letter® or Certificate of Eligibility There are two ways to obtain a copy of your GI Bill Letter or Certificate of Eligibility: #1: If you have an eBenefits Level II account, you can: • Log onto eBenefits (https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage) • On the “Welcome” page, select the “Manage Your Benefits” option at the bottom • Under the “Manage Benefits” option, select the “Status Tracking” option • In the “Education” block, you should see a link for the benefit you are eligible for • Select the “Enrollment Status” Link (Post 9/11 GI Bill, Mo

How to Obtain a Copy of Your GI Bill Letter® or Certificate of Eligibility

There are two ways to obtain a copy of your GI Bill Letter or Certificate of Eligibility:

#1: If you have an eBenefits Level II account, you can:

 

•       Log onto eBenefits (https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage)

•       On the “Welcome” page, select the “Manage Your Benefits” option at the bottom

•       Under the “Manage Benefits” option, select the “Status Tracking” option

•       In the “Education” block, you should see a link for the benefit you are eligible for

•       Select the “Enrollment Status” Link (Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, etc)

•       Print the page entitled “Education Enrollment Status”

 

#2:

 

•       Go to the GI Bill Website (www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/)

•       Select the “Submit a Question” option

•       If you have an existing account, log in

•       If not, you will need to use the “Sign up” link to establish an account

•       Once you are logged in, select the “Ask a Question” tab at the top

•       For subject, put “GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility”

•       For question, put in something like “I am requesting a duplicate copy of my GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility be mailed to me.

•       Product is “GI Bill”

•       Category is the benefit you are eligible for

•       Under the benefit you are eligible for, select eligibility

•       Submit your request.

•       A duplicate Certificate of Eligibility will be mailed to you.

 

 

School Requirements

  • All transcripts from any Post Secondary Institution (Colleges or Vocational Schools)
  • Military Transcript
  • Approximately 30 days to process Certificate of Eligibility
  • Signed Enrollment Agreement