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Veterans Services

Stephen C. Roberts, Certifying Official
sroberts@lincoln.edu
(484) 365-7591

The Office of Student Services provides services to veterans and their dependents who are eligible for VA educational benefits.

The Office of Student Services certifies the enrollment of all eligible veterans, dependents, and members of the Reserves and National Guard who choose to use their veteran's education benefits. The Department of Veteran's Affairs determines the eligibility of each veteran. Benefits are dependent on the student's enrollment status at Lincoln University.

If you are a new student at Lincoln University and would like to apply for veteran's education benefits please contact Stephen Roberts, Assistant Director of Student Services at (484) 365-7591 You will need to complete an application to be returned to the Office of Student Services. (Click here for application)

Initial certification claims are normally paid within 8-10 weeks of submission. Subsequent claims are paid on a monthly basis consistent with enrollment.

For general questions concerning your education eligibility and benefits please contact the Department of Veteran's Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 or visit http://www.gibill.va.gov.

For monthly student verification of enrollment (Chapter 30 and 1606) please call 1-887-823-2378 or log on to https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/default.cfm.

For direct deposit of monthly benefits (Chapter 30, 31, & 1606) please call 1-877-838-2778.

Chapter Overview
Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill
Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 32 - VEAP Post-Vietnam Era Educational Assistance
Chapter 34/30 - Chapter 34 (Old GI Bill) and Chapter 30
Chapter 35 - Survivors/Dependents Education Assistance
Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill for Selective Reserves/National Guard

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill
To obtain eligibility Individuals must have entered military service on or after July 1, 1985 and have their basic military pay reduced by $100 per month for the first 12 months and have an honorable discharge. Persons on active duty may be eligible for benefits after they have served two years.

Documents needed for Chapter 30
If you have never used benefits you will need.
· 22-1990 (application)
· DD-214 (member-4)

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation
To be eligible veterans must have a service-connected disability with a rating of at least 10%.
For additional Information on eligibility or rates, call the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551

Chapter 32 - VEAP Post-Vietnam Era Educational Assistance
Veterans who began active duty on or after January 1, 1977 and before July 1, 1985 and contributed money to VEAP while on active duty.

Documents needed for Chapter 32
If you have never used benefits you will need the following.
· 22-1990 (application)
· DD-214 (member-4)

Chapter 34/30 - Chapter 34 (Old GI Bill) and Chapter 30
Veterans who were eligible to receive Chapter 34 benefits on December 31, 1989 and who had remaining Chapter 34 entitlement on that date. Individuals participating in this program are usually retired Vietnam Era veterans.

Documents needed for Chapter 34/30:
If you have never used benefits since leaving the military you will need the following.
· 22-1990 (application)
· DD-214 (member-4)
· 21-686C (to claim dependents)
· 21-674 (to claim dependents over 18 in school)

Note: If VA educational benefits have been established at another institution you will need to complete Form 22-1995 for a change of place of training.

Chapter 35 - Survivors/Dependents Education Assistance
Dependent(s) of a veteran who is 100% disabled or who has died from a service related injury or illness. A dependent may be a child under the age of 26 or a surviving spouse.

Documents needed for Chapter 35:
If you have never used benefits you will need the following documents.
· 22-5490 (application)

If you have used benefits you will need:
· 22-5495 (change of program/place of training)

Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill for Selective Reserves/National Guard
Persons who have enlisted, re-enlisted, or extended an enlistment in the Selected Reserve on or after July 1, 1985 and serve for a period of not less than 6 years following the date of such action or for those who are active in the National Guard.

Documents needed for Chapter 1606: (If you have never used benefits you will need the following.)

· 22-1990 (application)
DD-2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) obtained from your unit commander or company clerk)


 

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