GETTING STARTED

    You can assist in the timely processing of your claim for VA benefits by the Northeast State Office of Veterans Affairs by following these steps:

    • Submit an Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions and Records. Be sure to declare your major! (Only courses that apply toward graduation in your major can be certified to the VA for payment purposes.)
    • Request that a copy of your high school transcript, high school equivalency or GED scores be transmitted to the Office of Admissions and Records. Request forms are available online or in the Admissions Office.
    • Request academic transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended, including civilian institutions attended while on active duty. (Transcripts must be submitted from all postsecondary institutions attended regardless whether VA benefits were received.)
    • Submit any military transcripts for evaluation of transfer credit.
    • Submit the required documents for VA benefits to this office. (See Education Benefit Programs if you are unsure of the chapter for which you are qualified.) The following forms are available through this office or you may download most forms from http://www.va.gov/vaforms.


 

 

  New Students  Transferring Students 
     

Chapter 33 
Post 9/11 G.I. Bill-Active Duty on or after 9/11/01

 

  • VA Form 22-1990 - Application for VA Education Benefits
  • DD214 - Member 4 Copy*
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 
 
  • VA Form 22-1995 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
  • DD214 - Member 4 Copy*
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 
 
     

Chapter 33
Post 9/11 Transfer of Entitlement Dependents
 

  • VA Form 22-1990e - Application for Family Member to Use Transferred  Benefits
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
 
  • VA Form 22-5495 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 
 
     
     
     

Chapter 30 
Montgomery GI Bill-Prior Active Duty
 

  • VA Form 22-1990 - Application for VA Education Benefits
  • DD214 - Member 4 Copy*
  • Form 1131 - Cash Collection Voucher if additional $600 contribution made
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 
 
  • VA Form 22-1995 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
  • DD214 - Member 4 Copy*
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 
 
     
     
Chapter 1606
Selected Reserve/National Guard
  • VA Form 22-1990 - Application for VA Education Benefits
  • Form 2384-1 - Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) [Must originate from your unit]
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 
 
  • VA Form 22-1995 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
  • Form 2384-1 - Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) [Must originate from your unit]
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 
 
     

Chapter 1607
Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

  • VA Form 22-1991-Application for VA Education Benefits
  • DD214-Member 4 Copy*
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 
 
  • VA Form 22-1995-Request for change of Program or Place of Training
  • DD214-Member 4 Copy*
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 
 
     
Chapter 35
Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program
  • VA Form 22-5490 - Application for Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance
  • Copy of Rating Decision letter for disabled or deceased veteran
  • Copy of marriage license for spouse or birth certificate for child
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 
 
  • Form 22-5495 - Request for Change of Program or Place of Training
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) 
 
     
Chapter 31
Vocational Rehabilitation
  • VA Form 28-1900 - Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation
  • VA Form 21-686C - Declaration of Status of Dependents with copy of marriage license and birth certificates if applicable