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Clockworks Benefit Request

VA EDUCATION BENEFIT REQUEST

How to apply for VA Education Benefits using the Clockworks system:

These are step by step instructions. It may seem like a lot of work, but it is very simple. The instructions are just written out to avoid any confusion.

1. Click on the following link to apply for your VA Education Benefits: CLOCKWORKS, or go to the following website:   http://vetclock.forest.usf.edu/ClockWork/custom/misc/home.aspx

2. Click on the BENEFIT APPLICATION Link

3. Type in your USF Net ID and Password. This is the same username/password as your Oasis username/password.

4. Click on the BENEFIT APPLICATION Link again. This will take you to the Veterans Application Process Status page.

5. The Veterans Application Process Status page is completed by completing each section from top to bottom. You will not be able to proceed to the next section until you complete everything that the form is asking for in that individual section. You have to complete all 5 sections before you are considered finished. Once you are finished, an email will be sent to your USF student email address stating that you have completed your portion of the application process. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE.  IT MEANS THAT YOUR SUBMISSION POSSIBLY DID NOT GO THROUGH.  Here is the walkthrough to complete each individual section.

  • Number 1, SELECT TERM: Double check the term that you are applying for. If it is correct, nothing needs to be done. If it is a different term, check the drop down box to see if your term is listed. If it is, click it and then click on the "submit term change button." If it is not listed, you will need call or stop by our office as we will have to complete your benefits request form manually. This should only occur if you are trying to request benefits from previous semesters. A completed checkmark will be in the top right corner when finished.
  • Number 2, REGISTER WITH US: Click on the "Click here to begin this step." Confirm that the information that comes up (Student Number, Name, and USF rmail Address) is correct and click "Submit." This may take a few moments. A completed checkmark will be in the top right corner when finished.
  • Number 3, Indicate your Chapter: Click on the drop-down box, pick your Chapter, and click "Submit." If you are unsure what Chapter you are, look at your VA Certificate of Eligibility or call our office for help. A completed checkmark will be in the top right corner when finished.
  • Number 4, Complete Benefit Request Form: Click on the "Click here to begin this step." Each one of these questions has to be answered in order to complete this step. All required forms are available to download from our website except the 22-1990(Application for VA Benefits) and the Certificate of Eligibility. A completed checkmark will be in the top right corner when finished.
  • Here is a small detail of each question:
    • Which term are you applying for? – Type in the semester/year (Spr 2013) into the block
    • Are you switching to a new GI Bill Chapter? - Click Yes if you have switched to a new GI Bill for this semester. An example would be switching from CH 30 to CH 33. You will also need to upload your signed "22-1990 (Application for VA Education Benefits)" or your Certificate of Eligibility at the bottom of the page, under "Files to Upload." If you click NO, move to the next question.
    • Are you cross-enrolled at another institution? – If Yes, fill in the drop-down boxes with the correct information. You will also need to upload your cross enrollment form that is signed by your academic advisor. If No, move to the next question.
    • Are you Out of State Residency? – If Yes, click yes. You may be eligible for Yellow Ribbon. Please call our office or look on our website for more information on eligibility criteria to see if there are any slots available. If No, move to the next question.
    • Are you receiving tuition and fees based scholarships or Military Tuition Assistance? – If Yes, please fill out Student Scholarship Statement and upload it into the Files to Upload section at the bottom of the page. If you are unsure what kind of scholarship it is, click yes and our office can help determine how it is applied to your benefits. If No, move to the next question.
    • Are you a veteran? – If Yes, please upload your military transcripts if you have NOT done so by your second semester so we can turn it in to admissions. You may also turn this into Admissions yourself. If you are Active Duty, please click Yes as you are considered a Veteran. You will also need to fill in the drop-box with the branch of military that you are/have served in. If you are a dependent, click No and move to the next question.
    • Are you Continuing USF and VA? – If Yes, this means that you have submitted benefits with-in 2 years at USF. You are done and click Submit at the bottom of the page and go to letter f. If No, move to the next question.
    • Are you New to USF and Continuing VA? - If Yes, this means you transferred from another school and were certified there. Please upload a signed copy of your VA Form 22-1995 or 22-5495 (Chapter 35). Click Submit at the bottom of the page and go to letter f. If No, move to the next question.
    • Are you enrolled as a Transient Student? – If Yes, this means that USF is not your Parent School. Please upload a signed copy of the Parent School Letter and 22-1995 or 22-5495 (CH 35). Click Submit at the bottom of the page and go to letter f. If No, move to the next question.
    • Are you enrolled as Non-Degree Seeking? – If Yes, you will need to upload a VA Form 22-1995 or 22-5495 (CH 35) if you are transferring from another school. If you are new to USF, you will need to upload a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or signed 22-1990 (Application for VA Benefits). Click Submit at the bottom of the page and go to letter f. If No, move to the next question.
    • Are you New to USF and VA? – If Yes, please upload a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or signed 22-1990 (Application for VA Benefits). Click Submit at the bottom of the page and go to letter f. If No, move to the next question.
    • Are you Continuing USF and New to VA? If Yes, please upload a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or signed 22-1990 (Application for VA Benefits). Click Submit at the bottom of the page and go to letter f. If No, read over the options again and pick the correct type of student. If you are still unsure, please call our office and we will help you.
  • Number 5, Consent to Agreement Form: Click on the "Click here to begin this step." This is the Responsibility Form. Please read through each statement and click the box next to the statement. You will not be able to complete the page until everything is checked. Once you are done, click the "Submit my Application."

6.  You are finished! You should be able to open your USF email and see a confirmation email that was sent by the VA Benefit Request Program. If you didn't, please contact us to ensure we received it. The process may have been slow this time around, but we hope that the following semesters will be extremely quick for you. Thank you!