22-5495
REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF PROGRAM OR PLACE OF TRAINING
SURVIVORS' AND DEPENDENTS' EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE
(Under Provisions of Chapter 35, Title 38, U.S.C.)
EXISTING STOCKS OF VA FORM 22-5495, JAN 2004,
WILL BE USED.
VA FORM
FEB 2007
VA DATE STAMP
(For VA Use Only)
SURVIVING SPOUSE STEPCHILD
PART I - ALL APPLICANTS
(If "Yes," complete Item 12B)
2. MAILING ADDRESS (Number and street or rural route, city or P.O., State and 9 DIGIT ZIP Code)
EVENING
3B. DATE OF BIRTH OF APPLICANT
OMB Approved No. 2900-0099
Respondent Burden: 20 Minutes
1. NAME OF APPLICANT (First, Middle Initial, Last)
6A. NAME OF VETERAN OR INDIVIDUAL ON ACTIVE DUTY ON WHOSE ACCOUNT BENEFITS ARE CLAIMED (First-Middle Initial-Last)
9. SERVICE NUMBER (If known)
PART III - SPECIAL INFORMATION CONCERNING APPLICANT
11. IF YOU ARE THE SPOUSE OF A DISABLED VETERAN, IS DIVORCE OR ANNULMENT PENDING?
NOTE - COMPLETE ITEM 13 ONLY IF YOU ARE A CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
4B. APPLICANT'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
NO
YES
PART II - INFORMATION CONCERNING DISABLED OR DECEASED VETERAN OR INDIVIDUAL ON ACTIVE DUTY
INTERNET VERSION AVAILABLE
You can submit this application over the Internet at the following site: www.gibill.va.gov
3C. VA FILE NUMBER 3A. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OF APPLICANT 3D. SUFFIX LETTER
4A. SEX OF APPLICANT
6C. VA FILE NUMBER (If known)
5B. APPLICANT'S TELEPHONE NUMBER (Including Area Code)
5A. RELATIONSHIP OF APPLICANT TO VETERAN
DAY
10. DATE OF DEATH OR DATE
LISTED AS MISSING IN ACTION
OR P.O.W.
CHILD
SPOUSE ADOPTED CHILD
6B. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
7. DATE OF BIRTH
14. HAVE YOU EVER SERVED ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES? (Including an initial period of active duty for training of 3 months or more OR subsequent
periods of active duty for training of 6 months or more) (If "No," skip this part and continue to Part V)
8. BRANCH OF SERVICE
NO
YES
PART IV - APPLICANT'S MILITARY SERVICE
MALE FEMALE
12A. IF YOU ARE THE SURVIVING SPOUSE OF A DECEASED VETERAN,
HAVE YOU REMARRIED SINCE HIS OR HER DEATH?
NOYES
13A. DO YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE FUNDS FROM YOUR AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT
FOR THE SAME COURSE FOR WHICH YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE VA EDUCATIONAL
ASSISTANCE?
(If you check "Yes," show the source of these funds in Item 13B)
12B. DATE YOU REMARRIED
13B. SOURCE OF EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FROM GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYMENT
NO
YES
15. INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PERIODS OF ACTIVE DUTY (Please complete Items 15A through 15D for each period of your active duty)
D. CHARACTER OF
DISCHARGE
A. DATE ENTERED
ACTIVE DUTY
C. BRANCH OF SERVICE OR RESERVE
OR GUARD COMPONENT
B. DATE SEPARATED
FROM ACTIVE DUTY
16. HOW WILL YOU TAKE TRAINING ?
19A. SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT (DO NOT PRINT)
19B. DATE SIGNED
CERTIFICATION AND SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT
PART V - YOUR PROGRAM
17D. NAME AND COMPLETE ADDRESS OF OLD OR CURRENT SCHOOL (OR
TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT)
LICENSING OR CERTIFICATION TEST
NATIONAL ADMISSIONS EXAMS OR NATIONAL
EXAMS FOR CREDIT
FARM COOPERATIVE
CORRESPONDENCE COURSE - Spouse or Surviving Spouse Only
APPRENTICESHIP OR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
17C. IF CHANGING SCHOOLS, GIVE NAME AND COMPLETE ADDRESS OF NEW
SCHOOL OR TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND
(If applicable)
17A. WHAT EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL OR VOCATIONAL GOAL ARE
YOU WORKING TOWARD?
17E. TELL US WHEN AND WHY YOU STOPPED TRAINING AT YOUR PRIOR SCHOOL OR TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT. IF NECESSARY, CONTINUE IN ITEM 18
"REMARKS"OR ON A SEPARATE SHEET.
18. REMARKS (If more space is needed, use the reverse or attach a separate sheet of paper)
17B. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PROGRAM YOU ARE REQUESTING?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
I CERTIFY THAT all statements in my application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
PENALTY - Willful false statements as to a material fact in a claim for education benefits is a punishable offense and may result in the
forfeiture of these or other benefits and in criminal penalties.
INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
FOR COMPLETING THE REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF PROGRAM OR PLACE OF TRAINING
SURVIVORS' AND DEPENDENTS' EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE
This form is available on the Internet. To submit your application electronically, go to www.gibill.va.gov and click on "Education
Benefits", then on "Apply For GI Bill Benefits On Line". Follow the instructions in VONAPP (Veterans On-Line Application). To
complete a "PDF" version of this form, go to www.gibill.va.gov and click on "Education Benefits", then "Education Forms", and scroll
down to VA Form 22-5495 and click on Adobe PDF. (You must then print the completed PDF form. After completing and printing, see
HOW TO FILE YOUR CLAIM at the end of these instructions.)
Tear off these instructions from the remainder of the form. Placing these instructions next to the application form can assist you as
you complete each item.
If you submit your application electronically, VA will automatically transfer your application to the Regional Processing Office that will
handle your claim.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPECIFIC ITEMS
NOTE: These numbers match the Item numbers on the application.
ITEM 3A. Show your Social Security Number. (VA cannot process
your application without this information.)
ITEM 3C. Your VA FILE NUMBER is the number that appears on
your VA benefit checks and all mail that we've sent you. Usually,
this VA FILE NUMBER is the veteran's Social Security Number;
however, this FILE NUMBER can be an eight digit number.
ITEM 3D. Your SUFFIX LETTER indicates your relationship to the
veteran. The spouse or surviving spouse automatically gets the suffix
of "W". Each child automatically gets a suffix with a different letter.
(The first child that applies for VA education benefits automatically
receives the "A" suffix. The second child that applies automatically
receives the"B"suffix, and so forth.)
ITEM 6C. VA may have assigned the veteran or individual an eight-
digit file number. If you know this number, write it in the space
provided.
ITEM 11 and 12. Eligibility will terminate in the event a spouse is
divorced from the veteran or in the event a surviving spouse is
remarried, unless the remarriage is both after the surviving spouse's
57th birthday and on or after January 1, 2004.
Note: A surviving spouse who terminates a remarriage may re-
establish eligibility, but will not qualify for an extension of the ten-
year or twenty-year eligibility period.
ITEM 15. Benefits under this program are not payable while you
are serving on active duty in the Armed Forces.
ITEM 16. Self explanatory, except for the following items:
Check the "Licensing or Certification Test" block if you want
reimbursement for a licensing or certification test.
(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 an affirmation of
an individual's qualification in a specific occupation.)
The best way to claim this licensing or certification benefit is for
you to send VA a copy of your test results with a note or a VA
Form 21-4138, Statement in Support of Claim, stating that you are
requesting reimbursement.
Include the following:
1.The name of the licensing or certification test you took
2. The name and address of the organization issuing the
license or certificate (not necessarily the organization that
administered the test)
3.The date you took the test
4.The cost of the test
5.The following signed statement: "I authorize release of
my test information to VA."
If you submit your application on the paper version, see HOW TO FILE YOUR CLAIM at the end of these instructions.
HOW TO FILE YOUR CLAIM
If you have already completed this application and submitted it using the Internet, do the following:
If you have selected a school or training establishment,
• Send VA your signature to finalize your Internet submission,
• Notify the veteran's certifying official at your school or training establishment that you have applied for VA education benefits, and
• Ask the veteran's certifying official to certify your school attendance.
If you have not selected a school or training establishment,
• Send VA your signature to finalize your Internet submission, and
• Wait for VA to process your application and notify you of the decision concerning your eligibility for education assistance.
If you have not already submitted this application using the Internet, do the following:
• Mail your completed application to the Regional Processing Office in the region of your home address using the chart below.
• Later, after you have selected a school or training establishment, notify the veteran's certifying official that you have applied for VA
education benefits, and
• Ask the veteran's certifying official to certify your school attendance.
MORE HELP - If you need more help completing this application or you want information about our work-study program, call VA toll-
free at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). If you are hearing impaired, call us toll-free at 1-800-829-4833. You can also get education
assistance after normal business hours at our education Internet site www.gibill.va.gov.
Eastern Region:
VA Regional Office
P. O. Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616
Central Region:
VA Regional Office
P. O. Box 66830
St. Louis, MO 63166-6830
Western Region:
VA Regional Office
P. O. Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888
PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: VA will not disclose information collected on this form to any source other than what has been authorized under the Privacy Act of 1974 or
Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations 1.526 for routine uses as identified in VA's system of records, 58VA21/22, Compensation, Pension, Education and Rehabilitation
Records - VA, and published in the Federal Register. An example of 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 claims forms 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 education benefits. The requested information is considered relevant and necessary to determine the maximum benefits under the law. Payment of education benefits
cannot be made unless the information is furnished as required by existing law (38 U.S.C. 3513). The responses you submit are considered confidential (38 U.S.C. 5701).
Information is submitted is subject to verification through computer matching programs with other agencies.
RESPONDENT BURDEN: We need this information to determine your eligibility for education benefits (38 U.S.C. 3513). Title 38, United States Code, allows us to ask
for this information. We estimate that you will need an average of 20 minutes to review the instructions, find the information, and complete this form. VA cannot conduct or
sponsor a collection of information unless a valid OMB 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 www.whitehouse.gov/omb/library/OMBINV.VA.EPA.html#VA. If desired, you can
call 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to get information on where to send comments or suggestions about this information collection.
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Foreign Schools
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SERVES THE FOLLOWING STATES
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MA NH
NY
OH PA
VT
VA WV
CT
MN
IA
ILCO
ND
KY
MI
WY
MO
MT
NE
KS
SD
TN
MD
NV
TX
AK
WA
ID
OK
AR
US Virgin
Islands
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NC
NM
CA
SC
Philippines
AL FL
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GA MS
Include the following:
1.The name of the test you took.
2.The name and address of the organization offering the test.
3.The date you took the test.
4.The cost of taking the test.
5. The following signed statement: "I request reimbursement
for the cost of a national test."
ITEM 17A. If you have decided on your educational, professional or
vocational goal, list your final objective (for example, Masters
Degree, Certified Public Accountant, Computer Technician).
ITEM 17C. If you have selected your new school or training
establishment, state the complete name and mailing address of this
facility.
ITEM 18. Use this space to provide information which does not fit
elsewhere on this form or which you think will help VA process your
claim. Refer to other item numbers on this form to help us match
your answers to the correct question. Attach additional sheets of
paper if necessary.
Continuation of ITEM16.
Check the "National admission exams or national exams for
credit" block if you want VA to reimburse you for the fee you
paid for taking one or more national tests.
National tests for admission to institutions of higher learning
include the following: the ACT, the Dental Admissions Test, the
Graduate Record Exam, the Graduate Management Admissions
Test, the Law School Admission Test, the Medical College
Admissions Test, the Miller Analogies Test, the Optometry
Admissions Test, the Pharmacy College Admissions Test, the
Scholastic Aptitude Test, and the Test of English as a Foreign
Language.
National tests providing an opportunity for course credit at
institutions of higher learning include the following: the
Advanced Placement exam, the College-Level Examination
Program, and the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests.
Southern Region:
VA Regional Office
P. O. Box 100022
Decatur, GA 30031-7022
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