Summary of Application Procedures for VA Educational Benefits

All Chapters except transferred benefits under Chap 33:

1.) Apply using one of the following two methods

a. on line using the Veterans On-line Application Website (VONAPP) at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

b. by paper application using form 22-1990 available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

2.) Submit the following documentation to the VA Certifying Officer

a. Copy of completed application

b. Copy of DD214 or Notice of Basic Eligibility

c. Copy of Certificate of Eligibility or Award Letter (if Chap 33)

Chapter 33 Transferred Benefits to Dependents

1.) Apply to Department of Defense for permission to transfer benefits to dependents. Using the Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) website: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/

2.) To track the status of your request, you will have to return to the TEB webpage and monitor the status. Once approved, print the TEB approval for the college's VA Certifying Officer.

3.) Once your request is approved, your dependent has to submit an application for Chap 33 benefits. Your dependent should do so in of the following two ways:

a. on line using the Veterans On-line Application Website (VONAPP) at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

b. by paper application using form 22-1990e available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

4.) Submit the following documentation to the VA Certifying Officer

a. Copy of approved TEB

b. Copy of completed application

c. Copy of service member's DD214 or Notice of Basic Eligibility

d. Copy of Certificate of Eligibility or Award Letter

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