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How to Apply for Veterans Benefits

The following is a guide to the basic paperwork needed to initiate educational benefits. You may find these forms via http://www.gibill.va.gov or by contacting La Salle's Certifying Official at 215.951.1020.

If you choose to apply on-line
Please notify your Certifying Official, 215.951.1020 or landis@lasalle.edu, when you have completed your VA benefits form, and communicate the semester you will begin your studies. Sending a copy of your completed benefits form to the Office of the University Registrar, BOX 818, 1900 W Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141, so that it may be kept in your file, is appreciated.

A Brief Guide to Paperwork needed to start VA Benefits

  1. Chapter 33 (Post - 9/11 G. I. Bill)

    Important First Step: The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill website now offers a step-by-step guide on what to consider and how to apply (http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/step-by-step.htm), including an estimator to help eligible individuals determine how much money they are eligible for (http://www.gibill.va.gov/documents/Post-911_Factors_to_Consider.pdf). Please note the Step-by-Step Guide is only a guide. Individuals considering on applying for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill should consider all factors that impact their particular situation before making the irrevocable decision.   For the entire list of eligibility requirements for this chapter, please visit www.GIBILLL.VA.GOV

    Transfer of Chapter 33 Entitlement (Department of Defense Benefit):
    Service members desiring to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement should be directed to the GI Bill Web site at http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/transfer_of_benefits.html and the Department of Defense web site at http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2009/0409_gibill/.

    They may find information on transferability of entitlement and will be able to make application to transfer benefits if they meet the eligibility requirements. The following documents contain helpful steps and information on transferring your entitlement http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2009/0409_gibill/Transferability%20Process.doc.

    http://www.gibill.va.gov/documents/factsheets/Transferability_Factsheet.pdf

    Once the service members hane completed the application process with the Department of Defense, the spouse and/or dependent children who have received the transferred benefit must apply to the VA for the benefit utilizing VA Form 22-1990E.  The student receiving the transferred benefit may complete the VA From 22-1990E on-line. The link may be found on this web site: http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/transfer_of_benefits.html and the Department of Defense web site at or they can download a paper 22-1990E.  Once the spouse or dependent student has received a Certificate of Eligibility for transferred entitlement from the VA, the Certificate must be sent to the school certifying official  (fax 215-951-1785) who will certify the enrollment of the student using the student’s social security number. 

  2. Chapter 30 (Montgomery G. I. Bill) – forms found on http://www.gibill.va.gov
    1. Never Applied for Benefits
      1. VA Form 22-1990
      2. DD Form 214 (Record of Discharge)(Copy only)
    2. Previously Used Benefits
      1. VA Form 22-1995
  3. Chapter 1606 (Montgomery G. I. Bill Selected Reserves and National Guard) – forms found on http://www.gibill.va.gov
    1. Never Applied for Benefits
      1. VA Form 22-1990
      2. DD Form 2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility - NOBE)
    2. Previously Used Benefits
      1. VA Form 22-1995
  4. Chapter 1607 (Montgomery G. I. Bill Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)) – forms found on http://www.gibill.va.gov
    1. Never Applied for Benefits
      1. VA Form 22-1990
      2. DD Form 214 (Record of Discharge)(Copy only)
    2. Previously Used Benefits
      1. VA Form 22-1995
  5. Chapter 35 (Eligible Dependents) – forms found on http://www.gibill.va.gov
    1. Never Applied for Benefits
      1. VA Form 5490 or Letter of Eligibility
    2. Previously Used Benefits
      1. VA Form 22-5495
  6. Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
      1. Contact Rehab Counselor at 215-842-200, ext. 4574
  7. Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard
    1. Education Assistance Program (EPA) - Contact your Unit of Assignment
    2. Federal Tuition Assistance - Contact your Unit of Assignment
  8. Members of the Selected Reserves
    1. Federal Tuition Assistance - Contact your Unit of Assignment