Veteran's Benefits

The Veteran's Club is here to assist U. S. military veterans and dependents of veterans to receive educational benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Completing Application for GI Bill Benefits
A person applying for VA benefits needs to complete a VA 22-1990 form. Along with this form, a certified copy of the DD-214 for prior active duty and a NOBE for National Guard is required to process the application. The Veteran Services Office on campus also needs the applicant to complete a Veteran information sheet to insure the student is certified for the correct number of credits. For more information about veteran benefits visit www.va.gov.

Completing Application for Chapter 31 Employment Program to include Full Pay for Formal/Post Secondary Training
We encourage all Vets with a compensable service-connected rating (Meaning Vet must have minimum rating of 10% rating) to apply to Chapter 31, which is also known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment.

Chapter 31 is an employment program, but we have great latitude in services provided to facilitate suitable employment for our Vets with service-connected disabilities to include the ability to fully pay of formal/post secondary training.

To apply, Vets must complete VA Form 28-1900, which is available at our office. Vets can also apply on line at www.va.gov, which has a link for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment.

Once a Vet applies, application is processed at our Regional Office in Sioux Falls and then sent to us in our Out Based Office in Rapid City. Veteran must be determined to have an employment handicap or serious employment handicap for entitlement to be present.

We only administer Chapter 31 with other benefits such as Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) administered out of St. Louis

Appeals  
Board of Veteran's Appeals 
CARES Commission 
CARES Draft National Plan 
Center for Minority Veterans 
Center for Veterans Enterprise  
Center for Women Veterans 
Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans 
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc 
Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service 
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page  
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations 
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp 
Due Process 
Duty to Assist 
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations 
Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care 
Environmental Agents 
Environmental Agents M10 
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility 
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU or click here.

See also,
Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet 
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) 
Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE 
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 
Forms and Records Request 
General Compensation Provisions 
Geriatrics and Extended Care 
GI Bill (Today's GI Bill) 
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG 
Gulf War Subject Index 
Gulf War Veteran's€(tm) Illnesses Q&As
Hearings 
Homeless Veterans 
HSR&D Home 
Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams 
Ionizing Radiation 
Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA 
M10 for spouses and children
M10 Part III Change 1  
M21-1 Table of Contents 
Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings 
Mental Health Program Guidelines 
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers 
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence 
My Health e Vet 
NASDVA.COM â€" National Association of State Directors 
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings 
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) 
Online VA Form 10-10EZ 
Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders and this link
Peacetime Disability Compensation 
Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death or here, or here.
Persian Gulf Registry 
This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers 
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress 
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress 
Phase I PGR 
Phase II PGR 
Pleural Mesothelioma
Policy Manual Index 
Power of Attorney 
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) 
Prosthetics Eligibility
Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page  
Public Health/SARS 
Publications â€" Manuals 
Publications and Reports  
Records Center and Vault Homepage 
Records Center and Vault Site Map 
REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS 
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses 
Research and Development 
Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance 


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Subpart Aâ€"Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation 

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U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims 
VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
VA Fact Sheet 
VA Health Care Eligibility 
VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) 
VA Life Insurance Handbook â€" Chapter 3 
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans 
VA MS Research  
VA National Hepatitis C Program  
VA Office of Research and Development 
VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War 
VA WMD EMSHG 
VA WRIISC-DC 
VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address 
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service 
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page 
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information 
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals 
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives 
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page 
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteransâ€(tm) Health 
Vocational Rehabilitation  
Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence 
VONAPP online 
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C
Wartime Disability Compensation 
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey 
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site 
What VA Social Workers Do 
WRIISC Patient Eligibility 

For additional South Dakota State Assistance for Guard and Reserve click here.