VA Loan Tip #6: The nature of your discharge can affect your eligibility for a VA loan. The certificate of eligibility process gets complicated for veterans separated from the military with a discharge other than honorable.

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30 YEAR FIXED

3.95% Rate
3.96% APR

15 YEAR FIXED

2.875% Rate
3.0% APR
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VA Loan Tips

The nature of your discharge can affect your eligibility for a VA loan. The certificate of eligibility process gets complicated for veterans separated from the military with a discharge other than honorable. In these cases the VA checks to see if the discharge was classified dishonorable.

If you had an 'other than honorable' discharge, seek help from their local VA office, it's best to get some expert advice on what additional information to file, where to send the paperwork and what to do if an appeal is necessary. Be sure to include copies of your DD214 form, plus any paperwork or documentation showing that you either didn't receive a dishonorable discharge, or had your discharge upgraded, modified, or corrected.


More VA Loan Tips

  1. Entitlement to a VA Home Loan
  2. Advantages to the VA Guaranteed Loan
  3. About VA Loans with Adjustable Rates
  4. Getting Pre-approved for Your VA Loan
  5. Eligibility for a VA Home Loan Guaranty
  6. Your Discharge May Affect Your Chances
  7. I Lost My DD214
  8. For Those Who Already Have a VA Loan
  9. Renewable VA Certificate of Eligibility
  10. VA Loan Partial Eligibility
  11. VA Loans and Rental Properties
  12. VA Loans and Your Debt Ratio
  13. Uses for Your VA Loan
  14. About the VA Funding Fee
  15. Co-signers on VA Loans
  16. The Veterans Benefits Act of 2004
  17. VA Home Loans and Fair Housing Laws
  18. VA Pre-approved but Can't Find a House
  19. VA Loan Foreclosures
  20. Better Credit for Better Eligibility
  21. Help for VA Home Buyers
  22. VA Loans to Purchase Farms
  23. VA Loans for Properties Outside of the US
  24. VA Home Loans After a Borrower's Death
  25. Selling a VA Loan Property
  26. VA Mortgage Payments