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Chapter 33 Application and Considerations


Applying for Chapter 33 Benefits

  • Veterans should complete a VA Form 22-1990 Adobe Acrobat or use VONAPP online application.
    • Include direct deposit information.
    • Attach copies of DD Form 214/215, NOBE (if you are currently under Chapter 1606), Call Up Orders, etc.
    • Copies of College Fund Contracts/Kickers.
  • Dependents who are applying to use educational benefits transferred to them should complete VA Form 22-1990E Adobe Acrobat.

After the application is processed, the VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility. Please provide a copy to the school’s certifying official in order for them to enroll you into the education program.

Factors to Consider When Electing Chapter 33 Benefits

  • Which benefit pays veterans more?
    • Are they receiving other aid?
      • Will entitlement to that aid change?
    • Are tuition & fees charged?
    • What Chapter 33 tier are they eligible for?
    • Will college funds/kickers and buy-up be impacted?
  • What type of training?
    • On-line/distance education?
    • Is the type covered under Chapter 33?
  • Rate of Pursuit: Is the veteran part-time?
    • Will this impact benefits received?
    • Will it impact the amount of benefit?
  • Is delimiting date important to them?
  • On active duty on August 1, 2009?
    • Eligible for Transfer of Entitlement? Want to transfer?
  • Does the veteran have remaining entitlement under other chapters Programs?
  • Should they use that entitlement before using Post-9/11 GI Bill?

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