Chapter 35 will file VA form 22-5490, Application for Survivors' and Dependents Educational
Chapters 30, 33,1606,1607 and Post 9/11 will file VA form 22-1990, Application for
Educational Benefits. The signature page must be mailed to the St. Louis, MO Regional
Office (PO Box 66830, St. Louis, MO 63166-6830). You should also mail a copy of your
DD 214 or DD Form 2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility) and a copy of your contract if
you are eligible for the college fund (kicker).
Students applying for chapter 31 will need to contact the Vocational Rehabilitation
representative for authorization to receive benefits.
Dependents do not file a DD 214 but you must have the Veteran's V.A. file number to
apply for benefits.
Once you have registered for classes as a student at the college and filed an application
for your VA education benefits, you must contact the School Certifying Official for
an enrollment certification to be submitted to the regional office.