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If qualified for Veterans Education Benefits, can a trainee receive these benefits while at the Border Patrol Academy and while in on-the-job training status?

If qualified for Veterans Education Benefits, can a trainee receive these benefits while at the Border Patrol Academy and while in on-the-job training status?

Yes, the VA has approved the Border Patrol curriculum for education benefits. There is a standard payment for curriculum; however, the amount of payment varies depending on whether the veteran is single/married with/without dependents. To apply for these benefits, eligible veterans must complete VA Form 22-1990 and submit the completed paperwork to:

VA Regional Office

PO Box 8888

Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

This form is available on the Department of Veterans Affairs website. ( U.S. Border Patrol ) The veteran must notify their Sector Coordinator that they have applied for VA education benefits. The Sector Coordinator will submit the Enrollment Certification form (VA Form 22-1999) and Training agreement to the VA. Upon completion of the training, the Sector certifies that veteran has successfully completed the training. If the veteran does not successfully complete the training, they will need to refund the education benefits payments.