A: Disabled Veterans Information: Chapter 31
(Vocational Rehab) Veterans who qualify for educational benefits as
disabled veterans may be entitled to special education benefits.
Veterans should visit the Veterans
Administration Regional Office to determine their eligibility
for disabled status.
A: Veterans' Dependents/Spouse Benefits
(Chapter 35): Chapter 35 Benefits are provided to eligible
dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due
to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or
as a result of a service related condition. If you think you may
qualify for this benefit, contact the Veterans Affairs office.
A: The following educational benefits are
available to veterans/active duty and dependents at Saint Leo
A: You may be eligible for VA educational
A: All Saint Leo University applicants and
current students are encouraged to apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal
Student Aid) regardless of what benefits you believe you may be
Yes, you could be eligible for other types of assistance
regardless of what benefits you receive from the VA. All students
should complete the Federal form Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA). This form will review your potential eligibility for
grants and other forms of funding.
A: New students at Saint
Leo University who have not used any VA educational assistance
programs should begin the process by applying for education
benefits online using the
Reservists who have not used any of
their Montgomery GI
Bill®-Selected Reserve Educational Assistance (Chapter
1606) benefits will need the original
DD Form 2384-1: Notice of Basic Eligibility from their Reserve
Dependents who have not received
Dependents' Educational Assistance Benefits Chapter 35, will
need to apply using VA Form
22-5490 or provide a previously issued Certificate of
Eligibility. New Chapter 30 & 1606. Recipients will need to
complete a VA Form
Transfer students who have received VA
educational assistance benefits at other institutions of higher
education only need to complete a VA
22-1995 Change in Place of Training Form, which can be obtained
through the campus certifying official.
Continuing students can be certified for
benefits as soon as they have pre-registered for the semester.
Disabled veterans are eligible for
considerable financial help when they apply for Vocational Rehabilitation at
the Department of Veterans Affairs. You must have a VA
certified disability rating of at least 20 percent. You will
receive authorization directly from the VA.
Paper Forms Veteran's Educational application
forms are available at all VA offices, active duty
stations, American embassies.
A: No, veteran's benefits, paid under any law
and administered by the VA should not be reported as income to the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
A: Anyone receiving Chapter 30 benefits (MGIB-
Active Duty) or Chapter 1606 benefits (MGIB- Selected Reserves)
must verify their enrollment each month to the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs in order to receive payment for that month. Your
enrollment can be verified on the last calendar day of the month by
using the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system or
by calling the toll free, Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
telephone line, at 1-877-823-2378. Paper verification forms (VA
Forms 22-8979) will no longer be issued for students receiving
Chapter 30 benefits.
A: No, dependents or spouses receiving
educational assistance under Chapter
35 do not have to verify their enrollment to the VA each
A: You should call the Veterans Hotline at
1-888-442-4551 and visit www.va.gov
to update their address and financial institution information.
A: If you are activated during a semester, you
have a number of options open to you depending upon the length of
the deployment. You should first discuss this situation with your
advisor and instructors to help you decide upon a course of action.
The options available to you would range from special arrangements
for make-up work, to an incomplete grade, to withdrawal from a
course or semester. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs would
pay you educational assistance benefits up to the date you withdraw
or resign from a course or semester.
A: Students may be eligible for
veteran’s work-study benefits. In order to be eligible,
students must be receiving full-time veteran’s benefits. Learn more
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