2022 AFBA Financial Planning Guide

marital status is not a barrier to receiving these benefits but the remarriage of a surviving spouse will end his or her entitlement unless the new marriage is terminated by death or divorce. Under the program, the participating person pays his or her own tuition and supply costs and the allowance is then reimbursed. The table below provides the current monthly benefit rates for the educational assistance allowance.

6–12. TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE. The table below provides a listing of telephone numbers for different types of assistance.

Telephone Assistance

VA General Information

1-800-827-1000

Educational Assistance Allowance (Survivors and Dependents)

Education Benefits

1-888-442-4551

Three- Quarter Time

One-Half Time

Type of Training Full Time

Health Care

1-877-222-8387

Institutional

$1,265

$1,000

$734

Health Eligibility Center

1-800-929-8387

Tuition costs not to exceed the rate of $734 for less than half time but more than quarter time; $316 for one quarter time.

Less Than Half Time

Home Loans

1-877-827-3702

Farm Cooperative

$885

$666

$442

Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $1,265 paid.

Correspondence

Life Insurance (SGLI/VGLI)

1-800-419-1473

First 6 months: $804

Second 6 months: $604

Third 6 months: $397

Apprenticeship

Meds by Mail

1-888-385-0235

VA Insurance Service

1-800-669-8477

Pension Management Center

1-877-294-6380

CHAPTER 6: VETERANS BENEFITS

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