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As a Veteran Using the Post 9/11 GI Bill, How Do I Set Up the Housing Allowance?

Q: I am a veteran currently using the Post 9/11 GI Bill. I was wondering how do I set up the monthly housing allowance? I got 100% coverage but I think I just don’t understand how it all works. Any information would be great.

A: If you have filled out all the information on your VA Form 22-1990, then the VA has everything they need from you to make a Post 9/11 GI Bill monthly housing allowance payment. If you gave them Direct Deposit (DD) information, then that is where they are sending your monthly housing allowance via electronic file transfer and once per semester your book stipend.

If you left the DD fields blank, then they send your checks to the address on your form. Have you moved or changed bank accounts since you sent in your form? If so, that is most likely why you are not getting the money due to you; the VA doesn’t know your current account info or where you live.

This is most likely the case if the VA is paying your tuition, but you are not getting the other payments due to you. Update your account/address so you can start getting your housing allowance and book stipend money due to you.

If the VA is not paying your tuition, then there is another reason. Did you give a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to your school when you registered so they know you are a GI Bill student? If so, then ask your school VA Certifying Official if s/he sent in a Certificate of Enrollment on your behalf after you enrolled. That form starts the payment process.

So it is either a bank account, address, Certificate of Eligibility or Certificate of Enrollment issue that is holding up your payments.

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