VA Benefits—Eligibility

The VA determines whether students are eligible to use VA Education Benefits.  

For questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the VA directly: 1-888-442-4551.  

For questions regarding specific programs, please visit

Time Limits: Generally, veterans have 10 years from the date they were last released from active duty to use their educational benefits, with exception of the Post 9/11 GI Bill (15 years). Spouses generally have 10 years from the date they are found eligible. Children are generally eligible from age 18 until age 26.