The VA representative is available to help you with general questions regarding admissions to the school and an application for educational benefits. There may be options available to you regarding payment procedures, enrollment certifications, etc., which can be explained to you at the time of application for VA assistance. Please remember that although the school can back up to 12 months to certify you for benefits, it does require some time for the VA to process for payment. So start your process early. Here is some helpful information about your benefits.