VA Chapter 1606

www.gibill.va.gov

Checklist For Getting Military Educational Benefits

  1. File the appropriate form with the VA
    Please print a copy of your application and submit it to the Luther Rice Certifying Official
  2. Submit a copy of "Certificate of Eligibility" to the Luther Rice Certifying Official
    This is the document that the VA mails to you after processing your application for benefits
  3. Submit a copy of DD-214 to the Luther Rice Certifying Official
  4. Register for courses
    • Courses must be required for the program of study
    • Cannot retake courses that have been successfully completed

Military Enrollment Certification

Chapter 1606 VA students must self-certify their enrollment status at the end of every month in order to receive payment from the VA.  Enrollment can be verified on the last calendar day of the month or thereafter.

  • Online Certification: W.A.V.E (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment)
  • Certification by Phone: 1-877-823-2378 - toll-free Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

In addition to self-certification, the Luther Rice Certifying Official will submit enrollment statuses for certification each semester.  The Luther Rice Certifying Official will submit enrollment statuses prior to the beginning of each semester (after student's first semester of attendance) if student has pre-registered for courses.  The Luther Rice Certifying Official will also submit course changes made by the student to the VA.

Military Education Website Links

Veterans Education Benefits Website
Information on Chapter 1606
Education Benefit Payment Rates