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What Does My Son Need to Do to Set Up His Transferred Benefits?

Author Ron Kness is no longer in the service.

Q: I have successfully transferred my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to my son going off to college this fall. What does he need to accomplish to set up the benefits with his college?

A: First, your son needs to submit VA Form 22-1990e either online through VONAPP, or by downloading the form, completing it and sending it in by snail mail using the instructions on the form. In return, he will get a GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility (COE) that he will need to bring to his school when he goes to register.  His school VA Rep will send in their form to the VA and the VA will match up the school’s form and your son’s certificate to start payment process.  The VA will pay your son’s tuition and eligible fees directly to his school.  Monthly, your son will get a Post 9/11 GI Bill housing allowance, paid at the E-5-with-dependents rate for the zip code of his school, and $41.67 per credit in a book stipend. The book stipend is capped annually at $1,000, so he can get that for up to 24 credits per year.

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