Where To Start
If you have recently returned from the military, now is the time to take advantage of the benefits VA offers!
How Do I Apply for benefits?
VA offers several ways to apply for your benefits depending on your category and status.
The Pre-Discharge Program: A joint VA and Department of Defense (DoD) program that affords service members the opportunity to file claims for disability compensation up to 180 days prior to separation or retirement from active duty or full time National Guard or Reserve duty.
The VONAPP (Veterans On Line Application) The eBenefits website is an official VA web site that enables veterans to apply for benefits using the Internet.
Apply at your Local Regional Offices VA regional offices can assist you with filing the appropriate VA forms. Find out where your local VA OEF/OIF Team is located. You can also call the VA OEF/OIF Help Line for more information: 1-877-222-8387
How do I maximize my benefits?
Start School: You can use your post-9/11 GI Bill for on-the-job training, apprenticeship and non-college degree programs. If eligible: the VA will cover tuition costs, and award you a living allowance.
Did you know you could collect unemployment insurance along with collecting your VA benefits, while attending school? Contact your local EDD (Employment Development Department) today.
Why choose CIT?
CIT offers courses, which allow you to utilize your military experience to gain the credentials needed to start a lucrative new career.
Need help to get started? Call us today: 562-925-1785.