You will need to establish your eligibility with the Veterans Administration. You can apply on line Once the VA has processed your application, they will send you a Certificate of Eligibility. The Certificate of Eligibility is your official notification that you are eligible to use your benefits. Please submit a copy of this letter either to a One Stop location or directly to Veteran and Military Family Services at  It can take the VA up to 30 days to process your benefit claim, please plan accordingly as this affects the disbursement of VA Education benefits.