Dear School Certifying Officials at IHL facilities,
Beginning with terms starting after December 17, 2021, students using their Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits at an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) facility will be required to verify their enrollment at the end of each month.
Failure to verify for two consecutive months will impact their Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments.
This is part of a phased approach, and has already been rolled out to Post 9/11 GI Bill students attending Non-College Degree (NCD) facilities.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is encouraging students to sign up for text message verification. This will provide students a simple and convenient verification option and ensure they receive MHA and/or kicker payments uninterrupted.
After December 17, 2021, all impacted students with a US mobile phone number on file will receive an opt-in text as their next enrollment period approaches. Note: Students who do not have a US mobile phone number on file with VA will not be able to use text verification. They will be automatically enrolled into email verification.
All Chapter 33 students will have to verify their attendance each month to receive entitlements. The students will have to contact Education Call Center at 1-888-GIBILL-1
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2021 MONTHLY ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 5 29:
"I accidentally opted out of text verification.
You can contact the ECC at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to opt back into text verification."
Please let the Office of Veterans Service know if you have any questions or concerns.
Student Veterans Organization
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Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown. UHD Veterans Services assists veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Over 500 veterans are currently pursuing a degree at UHD. Veterans Services ensures that proper paperwork is completed, certified, and filed with the Department of Veterans Affairs so that payment of education benefits can begin. Veterans Services does not, however, determine eligibility for benefits.
Before receiving approval of your benefits please click the
Request VA Certification link to ensure your certification is done in a timely manner.