APPLICATION FOR FAMILY MEMBER TO USE TRANSFERRED BENEFITS
Use this form to apply for Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) to basic educational assistance under chapters 30 and 33 of title 38, U.S. Code
and chapters 1606 and 1607 of title 10, U.S. Code. Use this form only if you are a dependent of an individual eligible to transfer benefits
to his or her dependents. The service member's military branch must have approved the request to transfer benefits. The eligible service
member must have designated you by name, the number of months transferred, and the period for which the transfer is effective.
Do not use this form to apply for benefits based upon your own military service. To apply for benefits based on your own service use VA
Form 22-1990. That form can be downloaded at www.va.gov/vaforms, completed on-line and submitted electronically at
www.gibill.va.gov (click "Apply On Line" and select the "Education" option). It can also be obtained from the nearest VA regional office
and it may also be available where you received this application.
INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
FOR COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FOR VA EDUCATION BENEFITS TOE PROGRAM
VA VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL COUNSELING HELP AVAILABLE - If you need help planning your individual
educational and career goals, VA offers a wide range of counseling services to help you make these decisions. Services include
educational and vocational guidance and such testing as necessary for you to develop a greater understanding of your skills, talents, and
interests. For further information on VA counseling, call VA toll-free at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or TDD at the Federal
Relay number 711.
NOTE: The numbers on the instructions match the item numbers on the application. Items not mentioned are self-explanatory.
ITEM 7. The Department of Treasury requires all Federal benefit payments be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT), also called
direct deposit. Please attach a voided personal check or deposit slip or provide the information requested below to enroll in direct
deposit. If you do not have a bank account, you must receive your payment through Direct Express Debit MasterCard. To request a
Direct Express Debit Mastercard you must apply at www.usdirectexpress.com or by telephone at 1-800-333-1795. If you elect not to
enroll, you must contact representatives handling waiver requests for the Department of Treasury at 1-888-224-2950. They will address
any questions or concerns you may have and encourage your participation in EFT.
ITEM 9A. Select the benefit transferred to you.
ITEM 9B. Self explanatory, except for the following items:
"Vocational Flight Training." You must already have a private pilot's license. If you are taking an Airline Transport Pilot course, you
must have a valid first-class medical certificate on the date that you enter training. For all other flight courses, you must have a valid
second-class medical certificate on the date that you enter training.
"National Test Reimbursement." You can be reimbursed for the cost of approved tests for admission to, or credit at, institutions of higher
"Licensing or Certification Test Reimbursement." A licensing test is a test offered by a state, local, or federal agency which is required by
law to practice an occupation. A certification test is a test designed to provide affirmation of an individual's qualifications in a specific
occupation. Examples include EMT, CPA, MCSE, CCNP, etc.
If you need more help in completing this application, call VA TOLL FREE at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). If you use the
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), the Federal Relay number is 711. You can also get education assistance after normal
business hours at our VA Education Internet site www.gibill.va.gov.
HOW TO FILE YOUR CLAIM
Be sure to do the following:
(A) If you have selected a school or training establishment:
Step 1: Mail the completed application to the VA Regional Processing Office for the region of that school's physical address. See the next
page for the addresses of these VA Regional Processing Offices.
Step 2: Tell the veterans certifying official at your school or training establishment that you have applied for VA education benefits. Ask
him or her to send your enrollment information using VA Form 22-1999, Enrollment Certification, or its electronic version.
Step 3: Wait for VA to process your application and notify you of its decision concerning your eligibility for education benefits.
(B) If you haven't selected a school or training establishment:
Step 1: Mail the completed application to the VA Regional Processing Office for the region of your home address. See the next page for
the addresses of these VA Regional Processing Offices.
Step 2: Wait for VA to process your application and notify you of its decision concerning your eligibility for education benefits.
SUPERSEDES VA FORM 22-1990E, JUL 2012,
WHICH WILL NOT BE USED.