SOURCE: The United States Department of Veterans Affairs

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs

March 25, 2010 15:30 ET

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Stresses the Importance of Taking Action Today to Receive Financial Benefits for College

Post-9/11 GI Bill Offers Benefits for Military Veterans; Act Now to Ensure They Are Received

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 25, 2010) -  The United States Department of Veterans Affairs stresses the importance of taking action to receive financial benefits for college. Education benefits help veterans reach their goals and make the dream of attending college a reality. For this reason, it is imperative that military veterans play a proactive role to ensure the education benefits they have earned are received. The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers terrific benefits, but they are not automatic. The actions taken today will simplify the application process and help the VA expedite benefit payments. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs stresses the importance of completing all of the necessary steps to ensure the benefits deserved will be paid in a timely fashion! The process in four easy steps:

  1. First check your eligibility online at www.gibill.va.gov
  2. Submit your application VA Form 22-1990 or 22-1990E.
  3. After you have enrolled in a school, check with your School Certifying Official (SCO) to confirm that your VA enrollment certification has been sent to VA. This triggers your benefit payment.
  4. And last but not least, those who qualify will enjoy the education they've earned!

If you or someone you know is planning to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill to attend school anytime this year, action must be taken today to ensure benefits are secured. For more information please visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov or text GIBill to 99702. 

United States Department of Veterans Affairs:
Provides veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship. To learn more, visit http://www.va.gov

Links:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Information:
http://www.gibill.va.gov
Text GI Bill to 99702

Post-9/11 GI Bill on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/gibillEducation

Post-9/11 GI Bill on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/VAVetBenefits

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