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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

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  • I am eligible for the GI Bill / VA Benefits. How can I start receiving these benefits?

To begin utilizing these benefits, you must first complete certain paperwork before enrolling in classes. Please click on the applicable benefit listed below and follow the guide provided:

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  • When is my VA form due?

Veterans’ Affairs forms (i.e. 22-1990, 22-1995, 22-5490, etc…) are due one (1) week before the Financial Check-in deadline for your first term of enrollment. If you have any questions, please email vabenefits@liberty.edu.

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  • How much can I expect to receive from my GI Bill?

The GI Bill issues monthly payments based on your enrollment and course load or Training Time. Please review the VA training times and monthly pay rates based on chapter of benefit and course load.

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  • What is my VA chapter?

Your VA Chapter is based on the type of VA benefit you are using. See the list below:

  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty
  • Chapter 31 – VA Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 35 – DEA (Survivors’ & Dependents’ Ed.)
  • Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserves / National Guard
  • Chapter 1607 – REAP (Reserve Ed. Assistance Program)

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  • How do I figure out what form to fill out for the GI Bill?

Go to our Veteran Benefits page and select your VA chapter. In the overview of your VA chapter the first step will tell you which form to complete.

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  • What are the VA Training Times and Pay Rates? And how do they combine?

To learn more about Training Times and Pay Rates, please go to our VA Training Times & Pay Rates page.

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  • The VA asks for a VA Form 22-1999. What is this form and how is it submitted?

VA Form 22-1999 is an electronic enrollment certification that is submitted by the Office of Military Affairs. This certification reports your hours and term of enrollment to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through our certification portal, VA-ONCE. After you have submitted your initial paperwork to the Office of Military Affairs, your subsequent enrollments will automatically be reported to us. Our VA Certifying Officials will then report your enrollment to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through this electronic form. You will then be notified by a confirmation email containing further instructions on how to proceed.

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  • How long does it take to process my GI Bill benefits?

It can take up to 10 business days to process your GI Bill benefits. This includes 3-5 business days to process any documentation sent to our office, and another 3-5 business days to certify your enrollment with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Please note: processing turnaround times may be extended during peak periods. Feel free to call us at (855) 355-4947, email us at vabenefits@liberty.edu, or chat with us if you have any questions.

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  • Why haven't I received my GI Bill funds? How long will it take for my funds to arrive?

It depends on which GI Bill benefits you are using. If you are under the Montgomery GI Bill (Ch. 30), Selected Reserves (Ch.1606), or REAP (Ch. 1607) you will receive your benefits after your enrollment certification has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has processed it, and you have verified your enrollment on W.A.V.E. It usually takes a couple business days from the time a student verifies their enrollment on W.A.V.E. and when payment is direct deposited into their bank account.

If you are under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Ch. 33), you will receive your benefits after your enrollment certification has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has processed it, and courses have started. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will pay the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and the Books and Supplies Stipend directly to you. BAH is paid at the beginning of the month following each month of enrollment (i.e. BAH for January would be paid at the beginning of February).

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  • Are GI Bill / VA Education Benefits Taxable?

No, when filing Taxes you are not required to include income from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

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  • Can the VA reimburse me for CLEP Tests or any other tests?

Maybe, it depends on the Test and the current U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs policy at that time. Please see the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Testing Program website for more information and the procedure for reimbursement.

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