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VETSUCCESS

 NEWS FROM YOUR VETSUCCESS ON CAMPUS COUNSELOR

View Your Post-9/11 GI Bill Entitlement and Enrollment Information in eBenefits!

On Sunday, December 11, 2011, an update to eBenefits was released that allows Post-9/11 GI Bill students to view their entitlement and enrollment information. eBenefits enrollees, who have a Premium account, can now view their VA education benefit enrollment information. Once logged in, key information is displayed such as your Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility date, your delimiting (or end) date, the amount of entitlement used, and the amount of remaining entitlement. It will also display your enrollment history.

The eBenefits - Homepage is your primary starting point. You can get instructions to establish a Premium account. Remember, eBenefits is a secure access point for information on all your VA benefits.

Watch for announcements on future enhancements to eBenefits that will deliver more information about your Post-9/11 GI Bill.

VA Jobs Portal

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched its new VA for Vets website, with an online job search board, self-assessment tools, resume builder and military skills translator to help veterans identify jobs that match their skills. The new website currently has over 3,000 jobs listed.

Student Health Insurance 

You must waive the Student Health Insurance (SHI) if you don’t want it on your tuition bill. If you are a veteran who uses the VA Medical Center as your primary source of medical care there is a new and simple process for you to waive the SHI. A letter from the VA Medical Center will no longer be required; UC will now accept a verbal confirmation of eligibility from your VetSuccess On Campus Counselor. The only form you will need to complete is VA Form 21-4142 Authorization and Consent to Release Information.  This form is available at: Student Health Insurance Office; Veterans Programs & Services (and on the website); directly from the VetSuccess Counselor.

VA Documents

Requests for copies of student eligibility documentation, i.e. Certificates of Eligibility, Award Letters, etc. must be made in writing by using the “Submit A Question” feature of our website, through postal mail, or facsimile. No verbal requests for documentation can be accepted for security reasons.

Attention: Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33) Recipients

If you served in the Army National Guard or Air National Guard and are currently receiving less than 100% benefits under Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 G.I. Bill), you need to read this.

Please contact Jill Cochran, VetSuccess Counselor, with any questions or concerns you have about your VA benefits or vocational goals. Jill is located on campus at the Campus Recreation Center - 2840 Bearcat Way Rm 4343 , ph: (513) 556-3322, Cell (216) 894-2989 email: Jill.Cochran@va.gov.