If you are receiving Chapter 30 or Chapter 1606 benefits, you must verify your enrollment with the VA beginning the last calendar day of each month you are attending school before the VA will begin processing your monthly benefit payment. You may verify your enrollment either by calling the VA's toll-free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) phone system at 1.877.823.2378 or by logging onto the VA's W.A.V.E. (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) website. Since both W.A.V.E. and the phone system are automated, it does not matter if the last calendar day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday.
First time W.A.V.E. users should use the First Time Users log in instructions option and must establish a W.A.V.E. account before they can use W.A.V.E. to verify their enrollment. Students receiving Chapter 30, Chapter 1606 and Chapter 1607 benefits who do not verify their enrollment using one of these methods will not receive their monthly benefit payments. The WAVE and IVR systems require at least three working days to process and update the Benefit Delivery Network. Both systems process data each workday, but it sometimes takes additional time before they are updated to reflect the new information. Students using direct deposit can expect an electronic funds transfer 3 - 5 days after they complete verification. Students not using direct deposit can expect to receive a check 7 - 10 days after they complete verification. Additional information on the WAVE system can be found in the WAVE User's Guide.
24 hour a day access without speaking to a case manager. No lost form or lost mail to worry about. Your education benefit check is issued faster. You can certify beginning the last day of the month. All students in foreign countries are able to use WAVE.
To verify your enrollment, go to the W.A.V.E. website, log in and follow the instructions provided. To verify enrollment over the phone, just dial 1.877.823.378 and follow the instructions provided.