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Restoration of Benefits After School Closure or if a School is Disapproved for GI Bill Benefits

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.

When will my entitlement be restored?

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.   

I'm using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, will I still get my monthly housing allowance?

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.

What happens if my school is closed temporarily due to COVID-19?

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.

Applying for Restoration of Entitlement

If you believe you meet the requirements outlined above – complete the Education Benefit Entitlement Restoration Request Due to School Closure or Withdrawal form.

Submit that form online though the Ask VA found on the VA Contact Us page or via mail to:

Muskogee Regional Processing Office
P.O.Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888


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.