Veteran Education Benefits are something that you may have earned if you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran. If you were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be able to take advantage of this opportunity as well. This benefit may be used for Flight School, listed below are the steps.
Check your eligibility for Veteran Education Benefits.
Click the drop-down for “ready to apply?” and select the appropriate tab for yourself and follow the prompts.
You should have completed some form of registration during your out processing if not, no worries. You can register on the eBenefits website and it will allow you to continue from there.
Once logged in to eBenefits, follow their instructions where you will be asked the various question about your service; if you know the college you will be attending, etc. This will give the VA the information they require from you, the college will do the rest.
The VA will take this application and compare it to your service record and determine your eligibility for benefits.
Once complete, They will display your Confirmation Number for your application. Put it on your College Winged Aviation Checklist, Write it down, print it off.
** SAVE YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER**
Once complete, be patient, it can take several weeks for you to receive an answer from the VA. You will get a certificate of eligibility with a percentage of benefits that you are approved for.
You will need to provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to your college to allow them to submit their portion of the paperwork to the VA.
The school may ask you to do this same process again (don’t worry, nothing bad will happen) just to ensure you input their school’s name, again creating that link between you and them if time has elapsed.
Veteran Benefits Comparison Tool
You can also visit the Veteran Education Benefits Comparison Tool that will allow you to discover what type of benefits you may receive while attending a particular school.