INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
GENERAL INFORMATION: To apply for tutorial
assistance read these instructions and complete the form in
full. If you need help, reach us on the Internet at
. You can call VA toll-free at
1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551). If you use the
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), the Federal
Relay number is 711. To obtain information on other forms of
assistance, contact the financial aid office at your school.
ELIGIBILITY: If you are eligible for education benefits and
need help in a subject, you can get supplemental payments for
tutorial assistance. The subject must be necessary for the
completion of your approved program. You must be training at
one-half time or more in a post-secondary program at an
educational institution. Even if you are passing a course, you
can get tutorial assistance if your grade will not be credited
toward completion of your program.
CLAIMS FOR TUTORIAL ASSISTANCE: After you
have received tutoring, do the following:
Step 1. Fill out the form.
Complete Items 1 through 13.
In Item 10, show the individual unit subject or subjects (e.
g., Math 101) for which you needed tutoring.
Be sure to complete all blocks A through F in Item 12. If
any block is not checked, your payment may be delayed.
Step 2. Take to your tutor. The tutor must:
Sign and date the application in Items 14A and 14B.
Verify the information you provided.
Certify that he or she is the person who gave you
individualized tutoring, and is not closely related to you
(i.e., spouse, parent, brother, sister or child).
Step 3. Take to the certifying official for VA Benefits at the
school. The certifying official must:
Complete Items 15 and 16.
Sign in Items 17A and 17B.
Step 4. Post-9/11 GI Bill. If you are requesting tutorial
assistance under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, take this form to the
professor or instructor of the course for which tutoring was
necessary. The teacher must:
Step 5. Review the form. After you have completed the form
(see steps 1 through 4), send it to VA as soon as possible after
your tutoring is complete. VA will not pay assistance for any
tutoring received more than one year before the day VA
actually receives your claim.
Step 6. Where to Mail This Form. Mail the completed form to
the Regional Processing Office for the state where your school is
located. See the chart below.
VA Regional Office
PO Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616
VA Regional Office
PO Box 32432
St. Louis, MO 63132-0832
VA Regional Office
PO Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888
PAYMENTS: VA will pay up to $100 per month for your
tutorial assistance. The tutorial assistance you get will be in
addition to your regular monthly education benefits for going to
ENTITLEMENT: The limit for tutorial assistance is $1,200
(12 times the maximum monthly rate of $100).
1. If you are training under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 30 or 32, or under
10 U.S.C. Chapter 1606, or Section 903 of Public Law 96-342,
VA will not charge entitlement for your first $600 of tutorial
assistance. For tutorial assistance over $600, VA will charge one
month of entitlement whenever you receive an amount equal to
the full-time monthly rate you get for going to school.
2. If you are training under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 33 or 35, or the
Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, VA
will not charge you any entitlement for tutorial assistance.
PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: VA will not disclose information collected by this information collection to any source other than what has been authorized by the Privacy
Act of 1974 or Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations 1.576 for routine uses as identified in the VA system of records, 58VA21/22/28, Compensation, Pension,
Education and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records - VA, published in the Federal Register. An example of a routine use allows VA to send educational
forms or letters with a veteran's identifying information to the veteran's school or training establishment to (1) assist the veteran in the completion of education claims
form or (2) for VA to obtain further information as may be necessary from the school for VA to properly process the veteran's education claim or to monitor his or her
progress during training. Your obligation to respond is "required to obtain or retain benefits". We cannot pay education benefits to any person training at your school
until we receive this information (38 U.S.C. 3019, 3234, 3492, and 3533 and 10 U.S.C. (16131). Your responses are confidential (38 U.S.C. 5701. Any information
provided by applicants, and others may be subject to verification through computer matching programs with other agencies.
RESPONDENT BURDEN: We need this information to determine your eligibility to receive VA tutorial assistance, and the amount paid. Title 38, United States Code
allows us to ask for this information. We estimate that you will need an average of 30 minutes to review the instructions, find the information, and complete the form.
VA cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless a valid OMB (Office of Management and Budget) control number is displayed. You are not required to
respond to a collection of information if this number is not displayed. Valid OMB control numbers can be located on the OMB Internet Page at
http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. If desired, call 1-888-442-4551 to get information on where to send your comments or suggestions about this form.
VA FORM 22-1990t, DEC 2016