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10 Days:  Supplemental*

*A supplemental claim is a re-enrollment or other change that impacts your benefit.

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Spring Peak Enrollment

January 21, 2021 11:00 AM

With the start of Spring enrollment season, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is experiencing an increase in claims pending. All claims are worked in the order they are received. Currently VA is processing the majority of original enrollments within 24 days and the majority of re-enrollments within 12 days.  You can contact our call center at 1-888-442-4551 or ask a question pertaining to benefits or your claim. See how VA is responding to COVID-19 and supporting GI Bill beneficiaries.


Effective 11/5/20 STEM Scholarship Beneficiaries are Eligible for Work Study Benefits

December 2, 2020 10:45 AM

Work Study applications and contracts are currently being accepted for STEM Scholarship recipients. Rogers STEM Scholarship beneficiaries interested in Work Study may apply at VA.gov.


Verify STEM Attendance via Text

November 6, 2020 4:00 PM

Beginning this month, Rogers STEM Scholars will receive an initial opt-in text message to their primary phone number asking if they would like to participate in STEMText. If Rogers STEM Scholars opt-in to the program, they will receive text messages each month to verify their attendance.

Watch this video to learn more about the STEMText program!


VA Extending Benefits Beyond 48 Months

October 28, 2020 3:30 PM

See our Facebook Post that explains how your benefits can be extended if they don't cover your full term.  You can also ask us any questions in the comments.


Special COVID Rules Extended to December 21, 2021

October 1, 2020 3:30 PM

See our Facebook Post that explains how it affects you.  You can also ask us any questions in the comments.


School Certifying Officials (SCOs) Training Update

September 1, 2020 10:00 AM

The FY’20 training cycle was extended to August 31st and is now closed.

The FY’21 training cycle begins on October 1, 2020.

Visit the SCO Training Page for additional information on SCO Annual Training Requirements.


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