VONAPP - Veterans Online Application

The VONAPP (Veterans On Line Application) website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the Internet. U.S. military veterans and some service members within six months of separation or retirement can apply for compensation benefits and/or pension benefits using VA Form 21-526, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits can be applied for using VA Form 28-1900. U.S. military veterans, service members, members of the Selected Reserve, and dependents can apply for education benefits.  

The status of dependents can be reported using VA Form 21-686c, and burial benefits can be applied for using VA Form 21-530. A Statement in Support of Claim, VA Form 21-4138, can be used to provide information requested by the VA to support a claim.  VA Form 21-4138 can also serve as a claim for the following: Increased evaluation of a service connected disability(ies) New disability(ies) after an original claim for service connected disability(ies) has been decided Ancillary benefits such as special housing adaptation, automobile allowance, etc. Entitlement to statutory benefits such as special monthly compensation Entitlement to special monthly pension You can also use VA Form 21-4138 to submit the following: New and material evidence following a decided claim Notice of disagreement with a VA decision Other claims for benefits How is using this site different from visiting a VA office? When you use this site to complete and send an application to the VA, your application will be sent directly to the VA office with jurisdiction over your application. 

Processing will begin and you will receive an automated e-mail response from the VA office letting you know that your application has been received. It can be important for you to submit your claim as soon as you can if it is near the end of a month, whether by regular mail or using VONAPP, to ensure we receive it before the first of the next month.  In some cases, your entitlement is based on the date we receive your claim in the VA.  You might lose a month of benefits if we find you eligible, but you wait until the following month to submit your claim. 

When you successfully submit your electronic application using VONAPP, the time and date is stamped on your application.  The time and date is the Eastern Standard Time (EST) at Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania, where it is electronically received by the VA regardless of your geographic location around the world.    What "Helps" are on this site?  Home Page Buttons. We have designed this site so you can have help features and background information at all times. 

The VONAPP Home Page has links to provide in-depth information for specific topics:  What do I need to run VONAPP on my computer? Who Should Use VONAPP? Instructions for Filling Out Applications Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) VA Partners--Service Organizations State and County Organizations and Other Help To begin completing an application using VONAPP, click on the Start VONAPP button on the VONAPP Home Page. We recommend that you read the information in Instructions for FIlling Out Applications before you start.