VA - Eligibility for Benefits

Eligibility for Benefits

Student eligibility is determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs and/or the Department of Defense, depending on the benefits you are applying for. Students must present a Certificate of Eligibility to Holy Family's School Certifying Official (SCO), Brian Minster Sr., prior to any benefits being paid. The Certificate of Eligibility can be mailed, faxed, or scanned and e-mailed. Contact information is located on the Veteran's Benefits Home Page.

Students should apply online for VA Benefits. To determine which form to fill out, use the grid below to indicate what best describes your benefits situation.

STUDENT STATUS VA FORM REQUIRED
I am the student and I requesting benefits for the first time VA FORM 22-1990
I am the veteran and I am requesting a change of school VA FORM 22-1995
I am a spouse or dependent of a veteran and I am requesting benefits for the first time VA FORM 22-5490
I am a spouse or dependent of a veteran and I am requesting a change of school VA FORM 22-5495

Once you have applied and been notified from the VA that you are eligible for benefits, you will need to secure a Certificate of Eligibility. The easiest way to do this is to set up an account with e-Benefits. Once the account is set up in e-Benefits, you will have the option to print off documents. Having an e-Benefits account will also give you access to monitor up-to-date information regarding your educational entitlement, update your Direct Deposit and personal contact information, and view the current status of your payments.