VA 21-674 Related Forms
The VA 21-674 forms series is a three-part set of forms used by children of veterans to request approval to attend a specific school or course, to claim education benefits, to confirm school attendance and to report any changes in student’s status. The data provided in the forms is mostly used to determine the child’s entitlement to receive the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits.
- VA Form 21-674, Request For Approval of School Attendance is needed to determine the student’s eligibility to receive educational benefit payments. This document is used to request approval of a specific school or courses attendance, as well as to report student’s marriage, receiving VA DEA, etc. The 21-674 is completed electronically and submitted via eBenefits.
- VA Form 21-674b, School Attendance Report is used to confirm the attendance of a school or an approved training course by a child of a veteran eligible for education benefits. The document should be filled out and returned to the VA office within 60 days after the student started the course. If the form is not submitted within the mentioned period, the payments based on school attendance will be discontinued. The 21-674b is also completed to report changes in educational status, like termination of school attendance, change of course or a transfer to another school.
- VA Form 21-674c, Request for Approval of School Attendance is used to request approval to attend a specific school or training courses and to request corresponding benefits. The 21-674c is also used to report any changes of student’s status, like marriage, receiving VA Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) benefits or benefits from other Federal Agency.
This form is a paper version of the digitally-filed VA 21-674 and requires the same data, but must be hand-filled and submitted manually.
VA Form 21-674 Series and VA Compensation Benefits
Military veterans with a service-connected disability rated 10% or higher are usually eligible to receive certain VA compensation benefits. Higher compensation rates are provided to veterans who are rated 30% or higher and have dependents (a spouse, a child, parents, etc.).
Certain dependents or survivors may be entitled to a range of benefits and compensations, including death pensions, health care benefits, home loan guarantees, education and training benefits. The information on existing dependents can be added, removed, and updated electronically via eBenefits or manually by filing either the VA Form 21-686c, Declaration of Status of Dependents or VA Form 21P-509, Statement of Dependency of Parent(s) and submitting the form to the nearest VA office.
The education benefits for a veteran’s child can be claimed via the VA 21-674, VA 21-674b, or VA 21-674c. The general instructions for all three forms are as follows:
- The child claiming benefits via either of the three forms must be between the ages of 18 and 23 and be currently attending school. A child that does not fit the specified age frame can file for benefits only if attending a qualified school or having special needs.
- The documents should be completed and signed by one of the parents, a guardian, or a custodian of the veteran’s child. The student can submit the forms personally only upon reaching the age of majority. This age is determined by the law of the specific state.
- If the student marries, leaves school, or receives VA Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) benefits, they will not be eligible to receive benefits allowed due to this certification.
- The address off the VA office to receive the completed forms should be specified in the form. Otherwise, the forms are submitted to the nearest VA office.
This document is used for claiming compensation or pension benefits for a veteran's child currently attending school, training course or educational program.
Use this document to request education-related compensations or benefits connected with attending a specific school or training courses. The individuals eligible to receive benefit payments are children of veterans between the ages of 18 and 23 attending school.