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Chemeketa is proud to serve those who’ve served

Veterans Services

Chemeketa’s Veterans Services provides information about eligibility, admission, financial aid, GI Bill® and many other important college resources to help you reach your educational goals.

Services for Veterans

  • Help monitoring and reporting your benefit compliance to the VA
  • Assistance completing applications for VA educational benefit programs

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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official  U.S. government web site.

Instructions for Obtaining Documents

  • GI BILL LETTER® OR CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

    There are two ways to obtain a copy of your GI Bill Letter or Certificate of Eligibility, either through the eBenefits account or the GI Bill website. 

    eBenefits Level II Account

    1. Log onto eBenefits
    2. Select “Manage Your Benefits” on the welcome page
    3. Under “Manage Benefits”, select “Education”
    4. In “Manage Your Education Benefits”, you'll see what benefit you are eligible for, either “Post-9/11 GI Bill® Enrollment Status” or “Montgomery GI Bill Enrollment Status”
    5. Select your “Enrollment Status” link
    6. Print the page titled “Education Enrollment Status”

    GI Bill Website

    1. Select “Submit a Question”
      • If you have an existing account, log in
      • If not, create an account
    2. Once you are logged in, select “Ask a Question” 
      • Put “GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility” for the question
      • Ask for a duplicate copy of your GI Bill Certificate of Eligibility be mailed to you
        • Product is “GI Bill”
        • Category is the benefit you are eligible for
    3. Under the benefit you are eligible for, select eligibility
    4. Submit your request
      • A duplicate Certificate of Eligibility will be mailed to you
  • Obtaining a Copy of Your DD-214

    There are two ways you can obtain a copy of your DD-214. You can either use ebenefits or submit a written request through the National Archives.

    Using ebenefits

    1. If you already have a Level II ebenefits account, log into ebenefits at www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage and
      1. On the “Welcome” page, select the “Manage Your Benefits” option at the bottom
      2. On the “Manage Your Benefits” page, select “Documents and Records”
      3. On the “Access Your Documents and Records page, select the “Military Personnel File” option
      4. Select the “Request your OMPF Information” option
      5. Select “Accept”
      6. Fill in your email address and branch of service and select the document or documents you wish to retrieve from the menus provided.
      7. Select “Submit”
        • You will see an acknowledgement that your request has been submitted
        • You will be notified by email when your documents are ready.
        • You will then need to log back into ebenefits and select the “View Your Retrived OMPF Information” option.

    Make a Request Through the National Archives

    1. Go to National Archives
    2. Select “eVetReces”
    3. Select “Request Military Records”
    4. Read, follow the instructions and provide the requested information
      • Request either an undeleted or deleted Report of Separation
      • Provide information on where you want the document(s) sent
    5. Print, sign and fax your request to 314.801.9049