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How Do I Get Benefits After I Register?

Once student-veterans have registered for courses for the term they must complete a Veterans Certification form and submit it to the Veterans Certification Office in 104 Neuburger Hall. The Certification Office will notify the VA that they are now enrolled at PSU and they may now begin the payment process. Most VA education programs require that monthly payments go directly to the student-veterans. Both Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits and Vocational Rehabilitation benefits are paid directly to the school.

NOTE: In order to receive benefits student-veterans must submit a certification form EVERY term. NO FORM means no certification, which results in NO MONEY!

Location: 104 Neuberger Hall
Phone: 503.725.8380
Toll free: 1-800.547.8887, ext. 58380
Fax: 503.725.5525
email: vaffairs@pdx.edu
Website: www.pdx.edu/veterans

Mail:
Portland State University
ATTN: ARR/Veterans Certification
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Veterans Certification Officers:
Mindy Hendley
Aaron Smith
vaffairs@pdx.edu
503.725.8380

Reporting changes in your enrollment

Any changes to student-veterans' schedules (e.g. adds or drops) must be reported to the Veterans Certification Office immediately. Changes to schedules for which student-veterans were certified may have a direct effect on benefits paid to them or to the university. Keeping their schedules current with the certification office can prevent overpayments and thus prevent future problems with the VA.

Monthly verification of enrollment required for some programs

Those student-veterans receiving benefits under Chapters 30, 1606 and 1607 are required to complete a monthly verification of enrollment with the VA before payments will be released into their account. Monthly verification of enrollment must be done at the end of each month and may be done on-line at: Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by using the following toll-free number: 1-800-827-1000.