First-Time VA Beneficiary
If you are just beginning to use your VA benefits, you will first need to complete the following Veterans Administration forms.
- Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill), Chapter 1606 (Reservists) and Chapter 1607 (Reservists): Complete the application for VA Education Benefits, Form 22-1990.
If you served on active duty, the application should be accompanied by a photocopy (certified copies are no longer required) of your DD Form 214 (discharge papers). If you are applying for benefits as a reservist, you should include a copy of your DD form 2384, Notice of Basic Eligibility.
- Chapter 35 (Dependents' Educational Benefits):
Complete the application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance, Form 22-5490.
- Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation for Disabled Veterans:
Complete the Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation, Form 28-1900.
You must submit this application first to your nearest Veterans Administration Office.
If you apply for admission and are admitted to a UC campus, be sure to request certification of your enrollment from the campus's certifying official in order to receive your VA educational benefits.