How to Get Your VA Benefits Award Letter - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

If you’re a disabled veteran, you may be aware of the many benefits that you qualify for through the Department of Veterans Affairs. However, many veterans are unaware of the fact that they may qualify for reduced mortgages and property taxes as a result of their disability.

But in order to qualify for these benefits, you need to show your VA Benefits Award Letter, also referred to as an award letter. This is a letter that comes from the Department of Veterans Affairs and shows your level of disability and the amount of your monthly benefits. However, the problem that many veterans have is that they either misplace the letter, or need another copy and don’t know how to get another.

If you or another veteran are receiving disability and want to qualify for a reduced VA loan, you will need to provide your Home Loan Expert with your award letter. The easiest way is to create an account on ebenefits and download the documents you need from there. You may also call your regional VA office and they will be able to walk you through the process.

If you have not yet applied for disability, and are looking to use your VA loan benefits, you’ll need to have an approval from the VA before you can receive your benefit.

A friend and team member just went through the process of applying for the information with his dad and said it was incredibly easy.

He created an ebenefits account and printed off the actual awards letter application. They filled out the application and gathered the following information:

  • 2 most recent bank statements
  • 3 years of tax returns
  • 2 most recent pay stubs
  • 2 most recent social security awards letters

Most of this information is readily available online and can be printed at home.

After returning the application along with the above documents to the local regional office, it took about a month for them to review his application because they had all the documents up front.

If you have already been receiving benefits and need a copy of the awards letter, remember, go to ebenefits and you can download all of your documents and approvals there. Or if you prefer to talk it over with a person, call your local regional VA office and they can help you.



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  1. My husband recently go VA benefits however the official 20 page letter that was sent to him jn the mail with ALL the information never came to us in the mail. When he calls they tell him they can not give him ANY information until he gets the stuff in the mail.. well it seems to have been lost in the mail because it was sent out March 10th with 2 other envelopes we received the 2 other things but NOT the most important one! We are being told that this specific information only gets sent out once and that’s it! So what do we do? We need some major help because we can not get ANY information from the service line regarding his VA benefits!

    1. Hi Brown:

      It seems to me there’s got to be somewhere else you can get that information, but you may not be able to get it online yet because you don’t have all the paperwork. I’m going to see if one of our team members that works on VA loans has any ideas. My gut says you should be able to get somewhere if you have his service records so there has to be some way. I’m going to get this to a VA expert.

      Kevin Graham

  2. Claudia:

    I’ve removed your comment in order to protect the personal information it contained. Never put your Social Security number and phone number out on a public forum on the Internet. We’ll have someone contact you to see if we can help you with your benefits letter.

    Kevin Graham

  3. Hi all, this is my last shot. I am a disabled veteran and I have been given the runaround on how to get a copy of ALL of my VA award letters. They gave me my most recent but I needed all of them. I am out of Phoenix Arizona. Anything helps and I thank anyone who can help me. God bless 🙂

    1. Hey Shiva:

      VA award letters are sometimes a bit complicated. We need a little more information to be able to help you. One of our Home Loan Experts will be reaching out.

      Kevin Graham

    2. Man just call the VA 1-800-827-1000 that number is good anywhere any state and tell them what you need, it’s
      Not rocket science

  4. Thank you for this information. I have been getting the run around on how to replace this letter! With your help I had it in my hands in less than 2 mins!

    1. Hey, John! I’m going to have a home loan expert that specializes in VA loans reach out to you. They’ll send you an email and point you in the right direction. Thanks! And have a nice Thursday.

    1. Good morning, Larry. I’m going to have one of our home loan experts reach out to you with some information. They’ll send you an email. Have a nice Monday!

    1. Hi Ken!

      I’ve forwarded your information to our VA Home Loan Experts who should be in touch with you soon.

      Have a great day.

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