Receiving Your Veterans Benefits

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Applications for Veterans' benefits are completed online at Assistance is available. It takes approximately six to eight weeks for the Department of Veteran Affairs to process a new claim. 

Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility, or a copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility forms. You may get your Certificate of Eligibility by submitting the request to the VA at The Notice of Basic Eligibility is available from your commanding officer.

Please be sure that you have submitted your signed Transcript Evaluation Request form to Enrollment, Financial and Career Services. This gives the College permission to evaluate your military experience and/or previous college work for applicable transfer credits.

Lorain County Community College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.