Veterans Support Services

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  1. To find out about your Veteran Benefits, You should first meet with the experts at the Brooklyn Veteran's Center Located at 25 Chapel Street in room 604.
  2. Our office can refer you to employment services, housing, food pantries and various veterans service organizations.
  3. In Addition to your Veteran Benefits, students may be eligible for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).
  4. Our office can help access emergency services such as food vouchers and metro cards while you wait for your benefit check.
  5. For academic program advisement, contact our veteran admissions counselor Vanessa Villanueva at 718-260-5500 or vvillanueva@citytech.cuny.edu.
  6. We serve free pizza at our "Boots to Books" veteran students weekly gathering event.
  7. Veteran educational benefit checks are sent directly to the veteran or dependent.
  8. Students must request enrollment certification for each semester in order to receive their educational benefits.
  9. After the enrollment certifications are sent out, first-time applicants should expect to wait 6 to 8 weeks before payment is received.
  10. You can use the web automated verification of enrollment (WAVE) System to verify your enrollment on the last day of the month.
  11. To verify enrollment on the last day of the month, call the toll free, interactive voice response (IVR) Telephone line, at 1-877-823-2378.
  12. If a veteran was deceased or totally disabled while in military service, his spouse or child may be eligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Assistance.
  13. VA educational benefits do not need to be reported as income to the Internal Revenue Services (IRS).
  14. You can get your enrollment certification at the Registrar's office (NG15).
  15. Have more than one benefit option? Contact the Brooklyn Vet Center to determine which benefit offers the greatest value.