How do I call VA from overseas?

  1. Resources and support.
  2. Call us. 800-698-2411.
  3. Visit a medical center or regional office. Find a VA location.

How do I contact the GI Bill?

Call 888-442-4551, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, to request that we send the application to you.

Can you use your GI Bill in a different country?

Did you know that you can use your GI Bill outside of the U.S.? With a few minor differences from those using the GI Bill stateside, you can go to a college on an overseas military installation using your GI Bill, you can even go to a foreign school off-base with your GI Bill.

Do you lose VA benefits if you move to another country?

If you’re a Veteran who lives overseas, you remain entitled to the benefits and services you earned through your military service. Most VA benefits are payable regardless of your place of residence or nationality.

Can veterans get on base overseas?

One of the hurdles to using the benefit overseas is obtaining a Veteran Health Identification Card, which is only issued by the VA in the United States. The card displays the veteran’s eligibility status. Eligible veterans can sign in up to four visitors on base, Army officials said.

Who do I call about my GI Bill housing allowance?

888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551). Call between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday.

How do I start the GI Bill process?

How to Apply for the GI Bill

  1. Find and apply to a school that is approved for VA benefits.
  2. Apply online with the VA.
  3. The VA will then send you what is known as a “Certificate of Eligibility” which shows that you are eligible for the GI Bill.
  4. Attend classes, start learning and enjoying your GI Bill benefits.

Can you use your GI Bill to buy a house?

You are allowed to claim your GI Bill as regular income to satisfy some lenders’ requirements. However, not all lenders will allow you to use the GI Bill as regular income. When you’re going over the process of how to apply for a VA home loan with your mortgage broker, ask them what they’ll accept as proof of income.

How much does your GI Bill cover?

For students attending public colleges and universities, the GI Bill covers all tuition and fees at the in-state rate, but it may not have the same reach at a private or for-profit school. The national maximum at such schools will be $24,476.79 for the 2019-2020 school year and generally increases slightly each year.

How do you talk to a real person at the VA?

  1. Get answers. Resources and support. Call us. 800-698-2411. Visit a medical center or regional office. Find a VA location.
  2. News releases.
  3. Language assistance. Español.

Who can I talk to about my VA benefits?

Call us

Where to call Toll-free number
Where to call VA benefits hotline 800-827-1000
Where to call GI Bill hotline 888-442-4551
Where to call VA health benefits hotline 877-222-8387
Where to call My HealtheVet help desk 877-327-0022

Can a GI Bill be used on an overseas base?

Using Your GI Bill On An Overseas Military Base. Post-9/11 GI Bill: If you, or a family member using transferred benefits, are attending a U.S. based school on an overseas military base you will have your tuition paid in full if you are going to a public school.

How does the post 9 / 11 GI Bill work?

The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) helps you pay for school or job training. If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). Find out if you can get this education benefit.

How much money do you get from the GI Bill?

If you served for 3 years, you would qualify for 100% of the benefit. So if your school charges $22,000 for in-state tuition and fees, you would receive $8,800 if you had 90 days of active service and the full $22,000 if you had 3 years of active service. Note that this will change August 1, 2020.

Is the GI Bill a trademark of the VA?

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The absence of the registration symbol ® does not constitute a waiver of VA’s trademark rights in that phrase.