How to Request A Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
The Easy Way
If you are Active Duty send us your most current Leave & Earnings Statement (LES).
If you are Reserve/Guard or a Veteran send us your DD-214.
We will get your Certificate of Eligibility for you!
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4301 S Pine St Ste 160
Tacoma, WA 98409
The Hard Way
First things first, you'll need to complete VA Form 26-1880 (click to download).
If you are currently Active Duty:
You'll need a current statement of service (click to download example) signed by the adjutant, personnel office, or commander of the unit or higher headquarters including the following information:
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
If you are a veteran, reserve, our guard member:
You'll need a copy of your DD 214. With that, it is required to have a copy showing the character of service (item 24) and the narrative reason for separation (item 28).
Need a DD214? You can request a replacement here.
eBenefits allows you to apply for your COE online
Apply By Mail
To apply by mail, fill out VA Form 26-1880 and mail it, along with your DD-214, to the contact on page 3 of the document.
For Washington Residents, that contact is:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Denver Regional Loan Center
Denver, CO 80225
Under A Different Circumstance?
You can check out benefits.gov to learn what documents pertain to your exact situation.
You can also call