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 Veterans Benefits

Veterans benefits provide financial and other forms of assistance to veterans. For information about your veterans benefits, please visit the Veterans Affairs benefits page.

General Benefit Information

Education and Training for Veterans

Dependents' Educational Assistance
For information on dependents' eligibility for benefits and their period of eligibility, and to find out  how to apply, please see the summary of benefits for Survivors & Dependents Assistance.

ELIGIBILITY

Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs for additional essential information.

  • How do I become eligible for veterans benefits?

Eligibility for education benefits is determined solely by the VA. Visit the GI Bill Web Site for answers to most questions regarding benefits. You can also call the VA Education Hotline/Call Center at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to inquire about education benefits.

INITIATING BENEFITS

How do I initiate veterans benefits?

You should apply for veterans education benefits directly through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The GI Bill is available to eligible veterans, as well as to eligible dependents and spouses of veterans. Visit the Veterans Online Application website to apply for these benefits.

You can also call the VA Education Hotline/Call Center at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to inquire about education benefits. If you are approved for the GI Bill, the VA will send you a certificate of eligibility (COE) award letter.

FURTHER BENEFIT INFORMATION

  • For general VA education benefit questions, visit the VA's Education FAQ page.
  • Determining which education benefit is right for you: To find the right benefit, visit the VA's education benefit page or contact the VA's education office at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

Other related information:

  • For specific questions regarding your VA education benefit, please visit the VA's help page or contact the VA education office at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

HOUSING

  • Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), how much will I receive for housing?

For current figures, please see the Defense Travel Management Office's Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) calculator. Simply set the calculator to current year, type in Binghamton Universitys zip code (13902) and set the pay grade to E-5.

Last Updated: 3/16/16