Who should use VONAPP?


If you are applying for education benefits:

You should use VONAPP if you are a U.S. military veteran, a service member on active duty, a member of the Selected Reserve, a spouse/dependent of a "service connected" disabled or deceased veteran, or a family member that has been aproved to receive transferred benefits. If you have previously filed a claim for education benefits, use VONAPP only if you are filing for a different education benefit or if you are changing schools or programs under your current benefit program; for example, if you are eligible for two benefit programs, currently using one, but would like to begin using the other benefit program.

If you have a pending application, don't use VONAPP to resubmit your claim.  It will slow down processing. If you would like to know the status of a pending claim, contact the Education Division by calling 1-888-GI BILL 1 (1-888-442-4551).

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If you are applying for compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation and employment, or burial benefits:

Active duty and full-time servicemembers within 180 days of separation or retirement OR U.S. military veterans  can apply for compensation benefits and/or pension benefits using VA Form 21-526.  Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits can be applied for using VA Form 28-1900.

Active duty and full-time servicemembers within 180 days of separation or retirement may apply through VONAPP as participants of the Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) or Quick Start Pre-discharge programs.

Please note:  In order for VA to process a claim through BDD or Quick Start, the servicemember must submit a copy, or original, of service tre