Federal Benefits for Veterans

The Veterans Administration provides a wide range of benefits to veterans. Veterans should contact the VA with questions concerning eligibility. New programs have made some reservists and active duty personnel eligible for benefits as well.

The amount of the monthly allowance for Lawrence Tech veterans is based on the number of credit hours, the number of dependents and the specific program of qualification. All veterans receiving G.I. benefits are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress. V.A. regulations permit only a two-semester probation period unless there are mitigating circumstances as determined by the V.A. The University will inform the Veterans Administration and the student when the veteran does not meet academic standards of progress and is no longer eligible for benefits.


Air Force ROTC Scholarships

Eligibility information for the U.S. Air Force ROTC scholarships can be obtained by clicking here... ROTC


Army National Guard Tuition Assistance

Eligibility information for the Michigan Army National Guard tuition assistance can be obtained by clicking here... National Guard

For additional information and details, contact the Veterans Office on campus at 248.204.2280 or enrollmentservices@ltu.edu. The Veterans Office is located in the One Stop Center in the A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center.


Additional Information about Federal Benefits for Veterans

Today, our service members have close to $50k for college – and our veterans are entering college at record numbers (now the key is to stay in college). Thanks to Jennifer with Joint Services, here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the GI Bill:

1) Q: How can I transfer my education benefits to my dependents?
A: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB

2) Q: How can I find out how many unused months of benefits I have to transfer?
A: call the VA Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 press “0″ and “0″ again to be connected to a Live Case Manager

3) Q: Do I have to extend to transfer my benefits?
A: If you meet the “Special Provisions” for Retirement Eligibility then your Service Obligation would be determine for you after you make the transfer on the TEB site.

4) Q: Where can I find the DoD approval letter?
A: go to the transfer site https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB and a letter will be posted by your status.

5) Q: Where can I find my instructions once I’ve been approved?
A: the instructions from the GI Bill Support Team will be sent to your AKO account, no other email address

6) Q: What is a SOU?
A: It is a Statement of Understanding for clarification of the service obligation for the Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferability
(example: If the service obligation is from the date of the transfer request in Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB), the website used to transfer the benefit. If a Soldier will reach 20 years of qualifying service on 5 September 2010, they will incur a two year obligation from the date of the transfer request in TEB. Therefore, if they put in their TEB request on 16 July 2010, they must have a service obligation of no less than 16 July 2012 before the request can be approved.

7) Q: What forms do I fill out on the VONAPP to complete the transfer?
A: the VA FORM 22-1990e (Application for Family Member to Use Transferred Benefits) and also attach Soldier Members supporting documents from T10 deployments (DD 214′s, Mobilization & REFRAD Orders)

8) Q: My child is 21 and shaded out in DEERS on the TEB transfer site how do I get them back eligible to receive my education benefits?
A: go to the VA REP at your school of attendance and request a VA FORM 22-1999 (Certification of Enrollment) to Include the student’s full name and current address in items 1 and 3. The VA needs to maintain current address information because we not only mail the student’s checks to that address, but any correspondence from us will also be sent to that address.

Item 2 is for the VA file number. If the file number is not the student’s social security number, then enter the student’s social security number in Item 4.

If the student is a dependent under Chapter 35, then the file number or claim number is that of the veteran, along with the suffix number of the dependent. The student’s social security number would then go in Item 4

Everything on the form is self explanatory….

9) Q: Where do I send my application?
A: Look at your application for the page that list the VA Regional Processing Offices (Eastern, Central, Western & Southern Regions) and send your application to the VA that serves the State that your school is located in

10) Q: How can I locate an accredited approved school through the VA?
A: Go to https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/school_locator.asp then click on “VA's WEAMS Institution Search tool”

11) Q: How can I calculate my percentage?
A: gather your DD 214′s and look in section 12 for your start date and end date and calculate the days using a tour calendar then go to “Benefit Calculator” http://gibill.va.gov/CH33Estimator/
put in the zip code of the school of attendance and hit the “estimate benefit” button that will calculate your Tuition & Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) not to include the book stipend that is separate

12) Q: What are some helpful website as far as education is concern?
A: http://www.gibill.va.gov (VA Website) https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB (DoD Transferability Website) https://minuteman.ngb.army.mil/benefits (ARNG SOU) http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp (VA Applications)



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