Claims Documents

Any Claim

  • Original or certified copy of veteran’s discharge papers (DD214 or equivalent)
  • Bank account number and routing number for direct deposit of compensations and pensions

If Claiming Dependents on Your Claim

  • Copy of marriage certificate (if currently married) or a detailed list of previous marriages
  • Copy of birth certificate(s) and/or final decree(s) of adoption for dependent children
  • Social Security numbers for dependent children

If Claiming Aid and Attendance or Housebound Benefits

  • Completed Aid and Attendance VA Form 21-2680 (for homebound veterans)
  • Completed Aid and Attendance VA Form 21-0779 (for veterans living in a nursing home)
  • Completed Care Expense Statement (for caregivers)
    • This form must be picked up from a VSO.

Compensation Claims

  • Copies of veteran’s private medical records or completed Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)
  • Copies of veteran’s service treatment records (if you are filing a pre-discharge claim)

Pension Claims

  • Copies of veteran’s medical records (if the veteran is under 65, not receiving Social Security Disability, and not residing in a nursing home)
  • List of all current income sources

Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Claims

  • Copy of veteran’s death certificate or DD1300 (if the veteran died on active duty)
  • Copy of marriage certificate (if currently married) or a detailed list of previous marriages

Survivors Pension

  • List of all current income sources
  • Copy of veteran’s death certificate or DD1300 (if the veteran died on active duty)
  • Copy of marriage certificate (if currently married) or a detailed list of previous marriages

College Fee Waivers

For the College Tuition Fee Waiver, a walk-in appointment is not necessary. You may drop off the following documents at any time on Wednesday when the VSO is here:

If you are filing for the College Tuition Fee Waiver for the first time, you will also need to provide the following documents (in addition to the ones listed above):

  • VA letter verifying the veteran’s service-connected disability
  • Copy of the student’s birth certificate
  • Copy of any of the following that establishes the student’s dependency:
    • Parents’ marriage certificate (for stepchild)
    • Final decree of adoption (for adopted child)
    • Court-ordered custody (for child ruled to be under “care, custody and control”