Applying for VA Benefits
Applying for your VA education benefits can be done in just a few steps:
- Apply online today if you know which benefit you want to use
- Consult with the ELAC VA Certifying Official—This official has application forms and can help you apply
- Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888 442-4551) to have the application mailed to you
Once benefits have been applied for, that date will be used for back pay purposes once benefit is approved.
Example: Applicant puts application into VA on July 1st, but is not accepted until September 30 due to lengthy processing time, applicant will receive back pay for July, August and September
For more information visit the Benefits VA Website