How to Apply
To apply for your veteran benefits visit the Department of Veteran Affairs website at www.gibill.va.gov. On the home page select APPLY ONLINE. This will direct you to the new eBenefits website. You will be asked to register before applying through VonApp. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
Once you have SUBMITTED the application a copy with the confirmation number on on the bottom. This office will need that copy in order to certify your classes with the VA.
Or you can pick up a paper copy from this office.
Here are a few tips when applying :
- If you are not sure what chapter or chapters apply to you check UNSURE. The VA will mail a list of benefits you are eligible for. This is especially true for veterans looking at rolling to Chapter 33, but are not sure. You can always select which chapter to use at a later date.
- Give complete dates and other information. If you don’t know the information – don’t guess. The VA will confirm any and all information with the military and the DoD.
- Plan ahead. Applications take time to process. This time can vary from as little as 3 weeks for a Chapter 30 to 12 to 14 weeks for a Chapter 35.
- Feel free to follow up or ask question. You can reach the National Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551. (Press 1 then 0 to get through all the menus quickly). The folks in Oklahoma are very friendly and enjoy helping veterans – so let them help you. But remember – they are not miracle workers and can only guide you through the process and provide detailed information regarding your educational benefits. They also have to relay on information from the military and the DoD.
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