To certify enrollments and changes in enrollment, apprentices will need to use a variety of forms. This section will briefly describe the Department of Veterans Affairs forms.

The mailing address for VA forms is:
VA Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 4616, Buffalo
New York 14240-4616.

Additional questions regarding the use of these forms should be directed to (888) GI-BILL-1 (888-442-4551).

To view the process for submitting the forms listed below visit our VA Form Procedures page.22-1990, Application for Education Benefits

This form is completed by the apprentice the first time an application is made. The form can be mailed to the VA by the apprentice or it may be included with the initial apprentice application package.
View, fill out and print form 22-1990, Application for Education Benefits.

22-1995, Request for Change of Program or Place of Training

This form is used by apprentices who are changing programs, or by those who left their program due to unsatisfactory attendance, progress or conduct and are now reentering the same program. The exceptions are the Chapter 31 students who used the 28-1905 , and Chapter 35 students who use the 22-5495.
View, fill out and print form 22-1995, Request for Change of Program or Place of Training pdf format of 22_1995.pdf . PDF 22-1999, Certification of Enrollment

This form is used by Certifying Officials to tell the VA about an apprentice's enrollment in a program. It includes the dates of enrollment (beginning and ending dates), clock hours, prior credit, type of training, and the name of the apprenticeship program. This is a controlled form that can only be obtained by Certifying Officials and the Division of Apprentice Training.

22-1999b, Notice of Change in Student Status

This form is used to notify the VA of any change in an apprentice's enrollment. It is a controlled form that can be obtained only by Certifying Officials and the Division of Apprentice Training. It is used for all apprentices, except those using Chapter 31 benefits.

22-6553d-1, Monthly Certification of On-the-Job and Apprentice Training

This form is used to report the hours that an apprentice works monthly. A copy of the form is mailed to the apprentice along with a monthly benefits check. The apprentice must have the form signed by a Certifying Official that has been pre-designated for his or her company or union. This is typically the apprentice's supervisor, or the supervisor's boss. The form is then mailed back to the VA. The apprentice will not receive a benefits check if the VA does not receive this form each month.
View, fill out and print form 22-6553d-1, Monthly Certification of On-the-Job and Apprentice Training pdf format of 22_6553d.pdf 22-8794, Designation of Certifying Official(s)

This form is used to provide the names and signatures of those individuals who are authorized to certify apprentice enrollment information to the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is a controlled form that may only be completed by a responsible official with the authority to designate certifying officials for the school or training establishment. The form must also be completed whenever there is a change in any of the certifying official information. When a change is made, the names, titles and signatures of ALL certifying officials, not just the changed information, must be noted on the form.

22-5490, Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

This form is used by first time Chapter 35 trainees to apply for benefits. Dependents of veterans have a different VA file number than their Social Security number. It is the VA claim number of the veteran who died while in service or of a service connected disability, or is 100% permanently disabled due to a service connected disability. This number is sometimes called the "C" number. The "C" number is followed by a payee number or letter. It may appear as a 10 for a spouse, and 41, 42, 43, etc. for children.
View, fill out and print form 22-5490, Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance. pdf format of 22_5490.pdf PDF PDF , Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance)

This form is used by dependents who are changing their program. Be sure to remember that Chapter 35 apprentices have a claim number that is not their Social Security number, but the claim number of the veteran whose death or disability give them their eligibility.
View, fill out and print form 22-5495, Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance). pdf format of 22_5495.pdf