Veterans Affairs: Filing a Claim

TO CLAIM VA EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS:

  • You must come to the UCO VA office each semester that you enroll.
     

  • You must have your Academic Advisor approve your classes on the UCO Veteran Enrollment Information Sheet each semester that you enroll.
     

  • If you are claiming benefits for the first time and you were on Active Duty, you will need to bring to the UCO VA office copy 4 of your DD form 214. If you paid $600.00 into the Plus-Up Program you will need to bring DD form 2366-1 and proof of $600.00 payment.  If you have Army, Navy, or Marine College fund, you need to bring a copy of your Enlistment Contract indicating you are to receive it.

  • If you or your dependents will be receiving benefits on the Post 9/11 GI Bill, you will need to bring a Certificate of Eligibility or Award Letter from VA.

  • If you are in the National Guard or the Reserves, you will need to bring to the UCO VA office DD form 2384 (NOBE). If you are eligible for a kicker amount, you need to bring copy of your kicker contract.  You get these forms from your Unit.

  • If you are in the National Guard or Reserves, and have been continuously deployed for a period of 90 days or more, you will need to bring to the UCO VA office DD form 214 (Copy 4) and copy of Deployment Orders.
     

  • If you are getting benefits through the VA Vocational Rehabilitation program, we must have VA form 22-1905 from your VA Case Manager.
     

  • If you are claiming benefits as a dependent, you will need to bring us a letter of eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or the eligible veteran's claim number or social security number.
     

  • The UCO VA office keeps the necessary VA forms that will need to be completed in order to apply for educational benefits.