If your school or program has closed or been disapproved due to a change in law or VA regulations, you may be eligible for partial or full restoration of your education benefits.
If you apply for and are found eligible for restoration of entitlement because your school closed or your program of education was disapproved while you were attending school and using GI Bill benefits, your entitlement is restored immediately.
If your school closed or program was disapproved after August 1, 2021, to receive restoration of entitlement for your entire program, you must first enroll at a new school or training institution and have them evaluate how much credit they will accept. Once the evaluation is complete, VA can determine how much entitlement may be restored.
MHA will be payable until the end of the term, quarter, or semester that you attended during the program or school permanent closure; or 120 days after the school or program ends (whichever is sooner). There is no entitlement charge for MHA payments made during this time period.
If your school is temporarily closed, VA will continue to pay your benefits through the end of the term or 28 days, whichever is sooner.
* NOTE: The special COVID-19 provisions that allow VA to continue benefits payments if your school is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 will expire on June 1, 2022.
If you believe you meet the requirements outlined above – complete the Education Benefit Entitlement Restoration Request Due to School Closure or Withdrawal form.
If you have any additional questions, contact the Education Service Call Center at 888-442-4551. The Call Center is open from 7:00am – 6:00pm Central Time.
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Last updated January 5, 2022