VA Benefits and Payment Inquiries

Trademark Terms of Use

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs(VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Authorized Use

Third-party use of the trademark is restricted to the education and training institutions eligible to receive VA education benefits, State Approving Agencies, and recognized Veterans Service Organizations. Parties not identified are prohibited from using GI Bill® in any manner that directly or indirectly implies a relationship, affiliation, or endorsement with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Authorized third-parties may use the registered trademark ‘‘GI Bill®’’ in print, electronic, radio, digital, or other media as established by the terms of use.

The trademark symbol ‘‘®’’ should be placed at the upper right corner of the trademarked phrase in the most prominent place at first usage; such as the title of a brochure, form, or the very top of a Web page and the following trademark attribution notice must be prominently visible: ‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at"

Use of the registered trademark symbol is not required each time the mark appears in a single document or on a Web page. However, the symbol should be prominent on all individual documents and Web pages.

Third-party use of the trademark is restricted and subject to the following:

The GI Bill® trademark is not to be incorporated or included in company or product names, trademarks, logos or internet domain names.

The term ‘‘GI Bill®’’ is to be used solely to promote official VA benefit programs and services and must include the proper trademark symbol.

Use of the trademark attribution notice, indicating that the mark and all associated services belong to VA, is required and shall be taken as evidence that use of the mark is in good faith.

No entity shall use the GI Bill® trademark in any manner that directly or indirectly implies a relationship, affiliation, or association with VA that does not exist.

Disparagement or misrepresentations of VA services through use of the mark, or by the use of confusingly similar wording, are strictly prohibited.


Distance Learning (Online)

COVID-19 legislation that permits students to receive MHA at the resident rate, while taking approved converted (online) courses, will end on June 1, 2022. When enrolling in courses after that date or any subsequent term, students will need to enroll in approved resident classes to continue receiving their MHA at the resident rate. Additionally, if a student chooses to continue approved training online after June 1, 2022, their GI Bill® benefits, such as monthly housing allowance, will reduce to half the national average, and they may end up owing a tuition debt to their school.

  • BAH - Monthly Housing Allowance amounts are prorated based on a student’s benefit level and may be further reduced based on the rate of pursuit. Benefits are only payable when the rate of pursuit is more than 50%, and the student is not on active duty.
  • BAH payment - The monthly housing allowance is paid directly to the student at the beginning of each month for the previous month. The MHA paid is based upon the zip code of the campus or training location where the student physically attends the majority of their courses.

For more information, visit the BAH website.

Chabot VRC does not maintain VA benefits or payment information. If you need assistance or have an inquiry regarding your VA Benefit or payment, please contact the VA Education Benefits Department at 1-888-442-4551 or submit an inquiry on the GI Bill®.


Post 9/11 GI Bill® - Monthly Enrollment Vertification 

1. What is monthly enrollment verification?
Enrollment verification is a new requirement for Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) students to verify every
month that you are still enrolled in the same courses or training that your school certified to VA. It’s not
about verifying that you are attending classes, but whether your certified enrollment has changed.

2. Who needs to verify their enrollment?
All Post-9/11 GI Bill® students need to verify enrollment every month, but this requirement will be rolled
out in phases through the 2021-2022 school year. Currently, the monthly verification requirement is
only being applied to Post-9/11GI Bill® students at Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) and certain NonCollege Degree (NCD) facilities who also receive Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker
payments. Later phases will include additional populations of Post-9/11GI Bill® students.
Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30) and Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606) students,
Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship students, and VET TEC students are already required to verify
their monthly attendance. Nothing about those processes is changing.

3. What happens if I don’t verify my enrollment?
If you fail to submit enrollment verification for two consecutive months, your MHA and/or kicker
payments will be put on hold until you verify your enrollment. For example, if your term starts in
February and you fail to verify your enrollment for February and March, your April payments will be
placed on hold. In order to have your payments released, you will need to call the Education Call Center
at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) domestically or 001-918-781-5678 internationally to verify
your enrollment

4. How do I verify my enrollment?
Students have the option to verify enrollment via text message or email. VA strongly recommends using
text or email, but if these options are unavailable to you, you may call the Education Call Center (ECC) to
verify enrollment. Please be advised that calling the ECC may result in long wait times. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to verify your enrollment.


Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 (Section 103) 

This provision was effective August 1, 2019, and aims to protect students that are using Chapter 33 Post 9/11  GI Bill® benefits or any participants in Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program benefits from penalties and fees due to VA payment delay.
To comply with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Chabot College will NOT:
  1. assess late penalty fees/charges due to delayed disbursements from the Department of Veterans Affairs under Chapter 31 or Chapter 33.
  2. prevent students from enrolling in classes
  3. require the student to secure alternative or additional funding to cover the applicable tuition and fee expenses.
  4. deny the student access to any school resources to include (access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities) that are available to other paid students. 
 The school WILL require that each student provides the following:
  1. An official Department of Veterans Affairs "Certificate of Eligibility" or "Statement of Benefits" from the VA website on or before the first day of class for the semester
  2. Complete a written certification request to be certified for benefits, and
  3. Provide additional information required to ensure proper certification of benefits. 
  4. If there is a difference in the amount of the student's financial obligation to the college and the amount that the student is eligible to receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the student may incur an additional fee or payment may be required to make up the difference.