Procedure for applying for first time VA Benefits at Montcalm Community College:
 
The quickest way to process the application is to complete the Veteran’s Online Application available at the vets.gov website. After the online application is completed, a "Request for Utilization of Veteran Education Benefits" form must be submitted to MCC's VA Office, located in the upper level of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building. Your enrollment will be certified on the VA website by MCC's certifying official.
 

 All VA Application Forms listed below are available on the vets.gov website:

             Application for VA Education Benefits: Form 22-1990
             Application for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational
               Assistance: Form 5490
             Disabled Veteran’s Application for Vocational Rehabilitation:
               Form 28-1900  
 

If the veteran wishes to file the application in paper form, the MCC VA Office will need a copy of the DD214 or an original Basic Notice of Eligibility (Form #22-2384). The veteran must complete the Application for VA Education Benefits (Form #22-1990) and submit a copy of the student’s current class schedule. The MCC VA Office will certify the form and mail the material to the Veteran’s Administration.

Applicants for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance must complete the VA Application Form 5490 and submit a copy of the student’s current class schedule. The MCC VA Office will certify the form and mail the material to the Veteran’s Administration.

 Please realize processing of the paper form will take approximately six weeks.

 If veterans are receiving Chapter 35 benefits and have attended another institution and received benefits a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Form 22-5495) must be completed at the time of application to MCC.

 If veterans are receiving Chapters 1606 and 1607 benefits and have attended another institution and received benefits a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Form 22-1995) must be completed at the time of application to MCC.