Criteria: Ch. 33 benefits transferred to an eligible dependent by a veteran who fits the criteria for Ch. 33 benefits and:

  • Has served at least 6 years (active or reserve/guard) and agrees to serve 4 more years.
  • Has at least 10 years in the Armed Forces and is not allowed (either by DoD or service policy) to reenlist for 4 more years but agrees to serve for the maximum amount of time allowed by that policy or statute.
  • Is or becomes eligible for retirement during the period from August 1, 2009 through August 1, 2013 (or further).
  • Still based on the percentages (40% -100%) – how much time was spent on active duty by the veteran post 9/11/2001

What Ch. 33 (TOE) provides:

  • Cost of Tuition and Fees (paid directly from the VA to UTA)
  • Monthly housing allowance (BAH) equivalent to that of BAH for an E-5 with dependents – based on percentage of eligibility. (Paid directly to dependent)
    • Dependents must be enrolled in at a MORE THAN HALF TIME rate (51%) to receive BAH payments
    • Dependents enrolled exclusively in on-line training must also be enrolled at a MORE THAN HALF TIME rate (51%) to be eligible for BAH payments. (Effective August 1, 2011)
  • Books and supplies stipend (up to $1000 per year) – based on percentage of eligibility. (Paid directly to dependent)

    At least 36 months 100%
    At least 30 continuous days on active duty and discharged due to service-connected disability 100%
    30 months to 36 months 90%
    24 months to 30 months 80%
    18 months to 24 months 70%
    12 months to 18 months 60%
    6 months to 12 months 50%
    90 days to 6 months 40%

How long does Ch. 33 (TOE) last?

  • The veteran assigns months of benefit to dependent (i.e. If a veteran has never used GI Bill at all, they can assign 18 months to one child and 18 months to another).
  • The benefits expire on the dependent’s 26th birthday (for child) or 15 years from the date of transferring (for spouse).

Documents UTA VA office will need:

  • VA Form 22-1990-E (if student has never used/applied for benefit before)
    Download this form (PDF)
  • VA Form 22-1995 (if student has used benefit before, transferring from another institution)
    Download this form (PDF)
  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Signed Degree Plan (signed by advisor)
  • No DD214 is required if the veteran is still on active duty
  • UTA VA Information Sheet
  • Statement of Understanding

Certification Process for Ch. 33 (TOE):

  • Student applies for benefits and turns in all required documents to the UTA VA office
    • Two step process: Veteran must apply to transfer benefit and then the dependent must fill out a VA Form 22-1990E.
  • Notification of enrollment* must be received by the UTA VA office– either in person or by using Online Certification Request Form.
    *This must be done every semester or every time a student enrolls (or adds) a new class.
  • Classes are checked by the certifying official against the most current degree plan. Only those classes on the signed degree plan can be certified to the VA.
  • Certifying official submits VA Form 22-1999 (certification) to the VA.
  • Process time = Allow for up to 7-10 business days for submittal to the VA during enrollment periods.
    • This benefit provides tuition and fees paid directly from the VA – in order to avoid incurring late fees caused by overdue accounts regarding VA covered benefits, please submit ALL documentation or notifications of enrollment within the given deadline:
      • August 1st – For Fall Terms certifications
      • December 1st – For Spring Term certifications
      • May 1st – For Summer Term certifications
    • Students eligible for Ch. 33 benefits may also want to pursue other avenues in order to avoid incurring late fees:
      • Apply for Financial Aid (
      • Pay one-third of tuition and fees by tuition deadline date
      • Receive an “Emergency Enrollment Loan” through your MyMav account or at Bursar Services
    • Late fees incurred will be the responsibility of the student.