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Veterans Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Veteran benefits award letters, benefits entitlement and eligibility.

The normal waiting period after COA submits your GI Bill application is 30 to 90 days.
To find out how many months of entitlement you have left, please call the Regional Processing Office (RPO) in Buffalo, New York at 888-442-4551.
To learn about eligibility requirements, please call the RPO in Decatur, Georgia at 888-442-4551.
There are several reasons why your check may have been delayed, including heavy workload at the regional VA office, and any changes you may have made to your registration or program of study.
If you’ve never used your VA benefits before, or if you’ve had a lapse in benefits, processing may take six to eight weeks.