VA Benefits Participant Guide.pdf

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Applying for VA Education Benefits Once you’ve completed your research and have all the information you need, you’ll be ready to apply for education benefits. You can apply for GI Bill education benefits online, by mail, in person, or over the phone—the fastest way is online through eBenefits at . To apply online: From the eBenefits home page, click Education Benefits under the Apply section. Next to Education and Training , click Education Benefits . Click Select Correct Form . Answer the questions and follow the prompts to get to and complete the online form. There are other ways to apply: Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person. Consult with the VA Certifying Official—who is usually in the Registrar’s or Financial Aid office— at the school of your choice. This official has application forms and can help you apply. Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you.
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 59 You can find detailed information about eligibility and how to apply for GI Bill benefits in Appendix A of this Participant Guide. In addition, a fact sheet showing step-by-step instructions is available in Appendix D. VA Education Call Center If you or a school certifying official ever have a question about your GI Bill education benefits, you can call the VA Education Call Center. If you’re stateside, call the VA Education Call Center at 1-888-GI BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) (7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday). From outside the U.S., call 001-918-781-5678 during business hours (7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday). This is not a toll-free number, but you will be routed to the next available customer service representative. On Campus Support VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) VA’s Education and Career Counseling, or Chapter 36, benefit offers a wide range of free, personalized education and career counseling services to you and your eligible dependents. The VetSuccess on Campus, or VSOC, program makes career counseling benefits accessible at participating schools by placing professionally trained VA career counselors on many college campuses. VSOC can help you get oriented into the campus environment and support your education goals. The program’s aim is to see you graduate, so you can go on to thrive in the career field and community of your choice. Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) The Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program provides VA coordinators on some colleges and universities to help Veterans integrate into college and university life. The VITAL program collaborates with your local VA Medical Center, the Veterans Benefits Administration, campus faculty and staff, and community resources to provide on-campus clinical care and coordination.
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  • Winter '19
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