UPDATED November 2, 2016 – VONAPP is a program run through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and offers veterans the ability to apply for VA benefits online using a VONAPP Login account. Military service members, active duty, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals can apply for benefits online. These benefits include compensation benefits, pension benefits, vocational rehabilitation benefits and employment benefits. As well as burial benefits and education benefits. We are in no way affiliated with VONAPP, continue reading for VONAPP login access.
The Veterans Benefits Administration offers numerous ways to learn, apply and manage your VA benefits. Depending on the VA benefit you are interested in, veterans can now apply for VA benefits in a variety of ways:
– Apply online using the VONAPP.gov website
– Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person
– Download the necessary forms and apply by mail
Creating a VONAPP Login
The first step is to visit the VONAPP Login page. Once there, you will see a screen similar to the image below. Select the option on the right if this is your first time using VONAPP and you need to create a VONAPP account.
If you currently have a DoD issued military ID card or DoD civil service Common Access Card (CAC), you may be able to log on with your current credentials. You will be required to log on using a new VONAPP Login account if you have not created one yet. When creating your online account for the first time click on the ” I am A New VONAPP User” choice on the left of the login page. Users will be asked a series of questions to verify their intent and confirm they have a DoD number. To proceed, continue filling out the form as asked. Once complete you will create a username and password. Make sure to use numbers, letters and special characters in your password to ensure identity theft protection. If you are a returning user, simply click on the “I Have Used VONAPP Before” button and enter your username and password as usual.
VONAPP GI Bill Benefits
If you are currently serving in the U.S. military, a Veteran, or an employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs, you may be eligible to use your VONAPP GI Bill education benefits to attend college or take online college courses. This includes active-duty service members, reservists, and veterans of the armed forces. There are many programs to choose from: Post-9/11 GI Bill, Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve and Guard, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Program. Below is a breakdown of just a few of the more commonly used programs you have access to with a VONAPP Login.
Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) – reimburses tuition costs through an educational assistance allowance for those pursuing higher education or other education or training. Post-9/11 GI Bill – applies direct funds to cover a portion of costs for tuition, fees, housing and books to servicemembers and their families serving post 9/11. Tuition Assistance – gives a portion of funds to cover costs of tuition and fees. This program is sponsored by the particular branch of the military you serve. VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program – offers benefits to veterans with service-connected disabilities. Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program – covers tuition costs that have not been applied under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Vonapp Login Access to Training Courses
In addition to these great programs, active duty or Veterans also have access to several VONAPP GI Bill training programs with a VONAPP Login:
College degrees – including Associate’s, Bachelor and Advanced degrees
Vocational or Technical training
On-the-job and Apprenticeship training, licensing and Certification
Educational testing such as the SAT, AP, CLEP, & ACT
Flight training courses
Work study programs
Tutoring assistance while enrolled in classes
Apply for VONAPP GI Bill Benefits
Use a VONPP Login to apply for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The process is actually no different from other recent versions, but there are some subtle details you should be aware of. When applying for the Post-9/11 GI Bill you need to be mindful of the fact that choosing the Post-9/11 means permanently forfeiting any future claims to the older programs. There are several factors to consider when making this decision. In general, there are two ways to apply for your GI Bill benefits – online or by mail. The following steps will help you through the process and help you know what to expect when applying online with a VONAPP Login.
Applying for VA Education Benefits Online
Step One: Log on to the VA online application portal, with your VONAPP Login, and follow instructions and prompts. If it is your first time using VONAPP, you will be asked to create a user account.
After you log on you will need to select VA Form 22-1990 from the drop down menu. If you have already selected a school, the VA suggests that you work with the GI Bill certifying official or veterans program administrator at your school to process their forms simultaneously. This could save time and headaches later.
During the VONAPP GI Bill process, you will be asked to select your GI Bill program. If you choose the Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) and you are eligible for any previous versions (MGIB, MGIB-SR, REAP, etc.), you will be asked to identify the program you are switching from or forfeiting.
Step Two:Wait for VA to process your application and notify you of its decision concerning your eligibility for education benefits. You should receive Certificate of Enrollment (COE) in approximately six to eight weeks depending on the VA’s backlog. Step Three: Once you receive your COE, give it your school’s GI Bill Certifying Official. At this point, your school’s GI Bill certifying official will process the Enrollment Verification form VA Form 22-1990.
Once the process ends and classes begin, you will start receiving a monthly housing allowance (if eligible) at the end of the month. Your book stipend will be sent near the beginning of each term. The payment amounts are based on the following criteria; Time on active duty since 9/10/2001, Number of units being taken, Whether Classroom, Online Courses or Both, Zip code of the school, and Current status. This direct payment will be sent shortly after the beginning of each term.