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Using Education Benefits

Today’s veterans can face any number of obstacles while furthering their education. Taking advantage of all the benefits they’ve earned and DESERVE shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why the VFW, in conjunction with the Student Veterans of America (SVA), developed the 1 Student Veteran program. 1 Student Veteran offers direct assistance to student veterans who have questions or are experiencing problems accessing their VA benefits.

The VFW seeks to ensure student veterans receive their benefits in a timely manner and have a place to turn to if they need help. Our direct access to VA Regional Offices across the country means that we can work quickly to provide our student veterans with timely and accurate answers regarding the complex claims process. Furthermore, our direct access to education claims adjudicators means that those whose education benefits have been wrongfully denied, delayed during a transfer from one school to another or paid in error, will not have to wait the months it would traditionally take to file a formal appeal.

Veterans who send a message to 1 Student Veteran will receive a reply from a VFW staff member who specializes in student veteran issues within 24 hours or the next business day.

If you have already confirmed your benefit eligibility through the VA’s GI Bill Hotline, 888-GI BILL 1 (888-442-4551), and double-checked your enrollment verification with your school, take the next step and contact 1 Student Veteran today.

No one knows education benefits better than the VFW. After all, we played a major role in the passage of the 1944 GI Bill of Rights, the Montgomery GI Bill Act of 1984 and the recent Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Again, today’s student veterans have enough to worry about. The peace of mind that 1 Student Veteran can immediately work to provide is just another way we’re able to thank our veterans for all they’ve sacrificed for our freedom.