As of 2015, veterans may apply for a Veteran's Administration Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility online, through the lender or by mail, according to the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. Surviving spouses of veterans must apply through the mail.
Veterans may apply online at ebenefits.va.gov, advises the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. Click on the Certificate of Eligibility for Home Loan link located under the Manage Benefits heading on the home page. Log in with previously established credentials, or create an account. Call 800-983-0937 for assistance with eBenefits. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m to 8 p.m, EST, Monday through Friday.
Veterans may request a Certificate of Eligibility through the home loan lender, explains the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. Most lenders have access to a specific online system that issues the certificate after determining eligibility when sufficient data is available.
Alternatively, veterans may complete and mail VA Form 26 -1880, Request for Certificate of Eligibility, notes the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. Surviving spouses may complete and mail VA Form 26 -1817, Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility - Unmarried Surviving Spouses. Mail completed forms to VA Loan Eligibility Center, Attn: COE (262), P.O Box 100034, Decatur, GA 30031.
Forms are available online at benefits.va.gov, states the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. Click the Finding a VA Form link located under the Are You Interested In heading on the top right of the home page. Enter the form name into the relevant box on the Search VA Forms Web page, and click Search.