VA Home Loans - Certificate of Eligibility

Home Corps: The Attorney General's Program to help prevent foreclosure

Did you know you can use your VA Certificate of Eligibility for a Condominium as well as a home?
Condominium developments must be approved by the VA before any lots or units qualify for the program. Check with your lender, the information needed for approval should be available through the condo's administrator/ office.

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FIND the US Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Eligiblity Information here

Click to Apply for your VA Certificate of Eligibility online through E Benefits. or Apply by mail by downloading the certificate of eligibility application here

Application for UNREMARRIED Spouse or Widow-Form 26-1817

CategoryEvidence To Apply
VeteranDD Form 214 - required to have a copy showing the character of service (item 24) and the narrative reason for separation (item 28).
 
Current or former National Guard or Reserve member who has been activated Federal active service


 
Active Duty ServicememberA current statement of service:
  • signed by (or by the direction of):
    the adjutant, personnel office, or commander of the unit or higher headquarters
  • showing:
    Your full name
    Social Security Number
    Date of birth
    Entry date on active duty
    The duration of any lost time
    The name of the command providing the information
  •  
Current National Guard or Reserve member who has never been Federal active service

Statement of service:
  • signed by (or by the direction of):
    the adjutant, personnel officer or commander of your unit or higher headquarters
  • showing:
    Your full name
    Social Security Number
    Date of birth
    Entry date on duty
    The total number of creditable years of service
    The duration of any lost time
    The name of the command providing the information
Discharged member of the National Guard who has never been activated for Federal active service


NGB Form 22, Report of Separation and Record of Service, for each period of National Guard service
-OR-
NGB Form 23, Retirement Points Accounting, and proof of the character of service


 

Discharged member of the Selected Reserve who has never been activated for Federal active service
Copy of your latest annual retirement points statement and evidence of honorable service


If you are a Surviving Spouse in Receipt of DIC (Dependency & Indemnity Compensation) benefits




Submit VA form 26-1817 and veteran’s DD214 ( if available)

Include veteran’s and surviving spouse’s social security number on the 26-1817 form

If you are a Surviving Spouse and are not receiving DIC (Dependency & Indemnity Compensation) benefits





Submit the following to the appropriate Compensation and Pension office:

VA form 21-534EZ

- DD214 (if available)

- Marriage License

- Death Certificate or DD Form 1300 – Report of Casualty

- Please find the mailing address for your state to send the VA 21-534 on the following link. PMC States