VA COE request documentation
Requesting a VA Certificate of Eligibility is central to VA home loan pre-qualification. The documents needed to request a VA COE differ based on type of service.

The chart below outlines what documents VA requires in order to request a VA Certificate of Eligibility. The documents needed depend on the veteran’s category of service. Obtaining a VA COE is a key step in the VA Home Loan process. The veteran’s mortgage lender can request the COE for you. Also, the veteran may request the COE themselves directly from VA.

VA Certificate Of Eligibility Required Documents

CATEGORYEVIDENCE TO APPLY
VeteranDD Form 214
Current or former Nat’l Guard who has been activated Federal active serviceDD Form 214
Active Duty Service-memberA current statement of service:
Signed by (or by direction of): the adjutant, personnel office, or commander of the unit or higher headquarters
showing:
Your full name
Social Security Number
Date of Birth
Entry date on active duty
The duration of any lost time
The name of the command providing the information
Current National Guard or Reserve member who has never been Federal active serviceStatement of service:
signed by (or by the direction of):
the adjutant, personnel officer or commander of your unit or higher headquarters
showing:
Your full name
Social Security Number
Date of birth
Entry date on duty
The total number of creditable years of service
The duration of any lost time
The name of the command providing the information
Discharged member of the National Guard who has never been activated for Federal active serviceNGB Form 22, Report of Separation and Record of Service, for each period of National Guard service
-AND-
NGB Form 23, Retirement Points Accounting, and proof of the character of service
Discharged member of the Selected Reserve who has never been activated for Federal active serviceCopy of your latest annual retirement points statement and evidence of honorable service
If you are a Surviving Spouse in Receipt of DIC (Dependency & Indemnity Compensation) benefitsSubmit VA form 26-1817 and veteran’s DD214 ( if available)
Include veteran’s and surviving spouse’s social security number on the 26-1817 form
If you are a Surviving Spouse and are not receiving DIC (Dependency & Indemnity Compensation) benefitsSubmit the following to the appropriate Compensation and Pension office:
VA form 21P-534-ARE
DD214 (if available)
Marriage License
Death Certificate or DD Form 1300 – Report of Casualty
Please find the mailing address for your state to send the VA 21-534 on the following link. PMC States