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Understand who may apply.

  • Current or Former National Guard or Reserve members who have been activated for Federal active service food city radford va
  • Active Duty Service members
  • Current National Guard or Reserve members who have never been Federal active service
  • Discharged members of the National Guard who have never been activated for Federal active service
  • Discharged members of the Selected Reserve who have never been activated for Federal active service
  • Surviving spouses in receipt of DIC (Dependency & Indemnity Compensation) benefits
  • Surviving spouses who are not receiving DIC benefits

Establish that you are eligible.

  1. In order to qualify for a VA loan, you need to have served for a sufficient amount of time either in the armed forces, the National Guard, or the National Reserve. The length of time will depend on the war in which the service member fought. Furthermore, surviving spouses are limited as to when (or if) they can remarry.

    • Generally, a qualifying tour of service requires two years of active duty and an honorable discharge. Six years of Reserve/National Guard time is typically required for those members.
    • A full list of requirements is available on the VA website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/purchaseco_eligibility.asp. Check to see that you meet the requirements.

    Gather necessary information.
  2. In order to get a certificate, Veterans Affairs must be able to verify the dates of service. Often, dates of service can be verified by data in the VA systems. However, you should also have proof of service available. Proof of service is required if you entered service after September 7, 1980 and were discharged before serving at least two years. You will need the following:

    • If you are a Veteran or a Current or former National Guard or Reserve member who has been activated for Federal active service, then you will need DD Form 214. Your copy must show the character of service in item 24 and the reason for separation in item 28.
    • If you are an Active Duty Service member, then you will need a current statement of service. This statement must:
      • be signed by (or at the direction of) the adjutant, personnel office, or commander of the unit or higher headquarters
      • show you full name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, entry date on active duty, duration of time lost, and name of the command providing the information.
    • If you are a current National Guard or Reserve member who has never been called for Federal active service, then you will need a statement of service which:
      • is signed by (or at the direction of) the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters
      • shows your full name, Social Security Number, date of birth, entry date of duty, total number of creditable years of service, the duration of any time lost, and the name of the command providing the information.
    • If you are a Discharged member of the National Guard who has never been activated for Federal active service, then you will need one of the following two items:
      • NGB Form 22, Report of Separation and Record of Service, for each period of National Guard Service, or
      • NGB Form 23, Retirement Points Accounting, and proof of the character of service.
    • If you are a Discharged member of the Selected Reserve who has never been activated for Federal active service, then you will need a copy of your last annual retirement points statement and evidence of honorable service.

    Call with questions.

  3. If you have questions about what information you need or how to get that information, then you should call 1-800-827-1000

    Check if you can use the online application.

  1.  If you are a Service member, Veteran, National Guard member, or Reserve Member, then you can use the online application. Surviving spouses cannot.

    Obtain a user name and password.

  2. If you do not already have login credentials for the VA, then you can get a user name and password by visiting the Veterans Information Portal .

    • Once there, select “User Registration” by double-clicking on the hyperlink. It should be on the left-hand side of the screen.

    Answer questions.

  3. You must answer questions on the User Registration screen. Click the “Next” button after answering the questions.

    Enter personal information

  4.  You will need to enter your legal first and last names, your Social Security Number, your date of birth, and your gender. Other information is optional Food city radford va.

    Enter your contact information.

  5.  You have to provide a physical residential address, as well as a primary phone number.

    Enter Login Security/Information.

  6.  On this screen, you will create your user name and password. Make sure that the password has a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and some special characters (like # or &).

    • However, you cannot use an exclamation point (!) as your special character.
    • You will also have to select and answer five security questions, such as “What is the last name of your favorite teacher?” Be sure to write down your answers and keep them some place easily accessible yet secure.

    Read the terms and conditions.

  7.  After reading them, check “I Accept” and click “Submit.” Now you have completed the registration of your user name and password.

    Receive your email notification.

  8.  If all went well, you should receive a notice stating “You are registered Successfully. Please click on the link here to log in to the VIP Portal.”

    • If for some reason a user name and password was not created, then you should fill out the Help Desk form that appears and submit it.

    Visit the Veterans Information Portal.

  9. Now that you have created login credentials, you can move to the portal and get your Certificate of Eligibility. The Veterans Information Portal is at. Enter your user name and password where requested on the left-hand side of the screen.
    • Click the arrow next to the password field to continue.

    Apply for a COE.

  10.  On the screen, you will see the following: “If you need to update/correct your Certificate or apply for restoration of entitlement (apply for benefits online click here).” Click on the hyperlink.

    Fill in any missing personal information.

  11. The personal information screen should already be populated with information from the veteran’s profile. Add anything that is missing food city radford va.