CHAPTER 35 Initial Claim:

Complete VA Form 22-5490 with the Veterans Affairs Office on campus or contact the Department of Veterans Affairs, P.O. Box 66830, St. Louis, MO. 63166-6830 or call 1-888-442-4551

If you choose to complete your paperwork through the Office of Veterans Affairs on your campus, please have the following information about the Veteran:

  • VA File Number
  • Veterans Full Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Branch of Service (i.e. Army, Navy etc)
  • Service Number
  • Date of Death or Date listed as Missing in Action or POW
  • VA Office where records are located