VBA VA Form 26-1880

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VBA VA Form 26-1880

This form is also known as the Request for a Certificate of Eligibility and is needed by veterans looking to apply for a loan with the support of The United States Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Form 26-1880 claims the veteran’s eligibility for this credit, and the department determines if the applicant is suited for this loan and whether all information corresponds to reality and conditions.

Once completed, this form should be forwarded to the regional loan center. If all is well, a Certificate of Eligibility will be received in return, which one will need to present to the mortgage lender.

The form consists of 3 pages and contains:

  • the form to be filled out on the first page;
  • instructions on the second page;
  • the addresses to which you need to send the form on the third page.

By completing this form, you must be prepared to disclose the following information:

  • personal information, including current contacts;
  • information about military service;
  • data on previous VA loans.

When to fill out VA Form 26-1880?

When you want to qualify for a VA loan. Those who meet at least one of these requirements may qualify to receive it:

  • have served 181 days throughout peacetime;
  • 90 days through wartime;
  • Six years in the National Guard or Reserves;
  • the spouse died as a result of the service.

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Filling Out VBA VA Form 26-1880 11-2019

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Read our illustrated guide before proceeding.

Provide your names

You must indicate your full legal name. If during your service you had a different name, then in item 4A, you need to mark “Yes” and indicate this name in column 4B.

step 1 provide your names - filling out a vba va form 26-1880
Complete your contact information

Indicate your date of birth, number of Social Security and proceed to fill out the contacts.

You must mark your phone number, email, and physical address. Check the correctness of filling twice because you will be contacted on these contacts.

step 2 complete your contact information - filling out a vba va form 26-1880
Check Disability Information and VA Claim Number

In Item 8A, it should be noted yes, only if you left the service due to disability. It does not matter from your own free will or not.

If you know the VA Claim number, please mark it in Item 8B. If in doubt, it is best to leave this field blank.

step 3 check disability information and va claim number - filling out a vba va form 26-1880
We proceed to fill in the information about your military service.

Indicate if you are in service at the moment

If you have already completed the service, then just mark “no.” If you are serving now, you should also provide a statement signed by a personnel officer, adjutant, or commander of your unit. The application on military letterhead must include your full legal name, social security number, and time of service. Also, ask to put information on whether there were any time lost and how much if yes.

step 4 indicate if you are in service at the moment - filling out a vba va form 26-1880
Indicate for Purple Heart

Indicate if you have a Purple Heart award. It is better to attach proof immediately. According to the rules, a VA funding fee is not taken from a person who is in service at the moment and who already has this award.

step 5 indicate for purple heart - filling out a vba va form 26-1880
Fill in the data about Military Service

In boxes 9B and 9C, please provide your service details:

  • The name of the department or departments

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  • The date when you entered the service

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  • The date you left the service. If you are still in the service, then leave this field blank.

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  • Data of an officer or enlisted

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  • The service number is indicated; only if it differs from the Social Security number.

step 6.5 fill in the data about military service - filling out a vba va form 26-1880
Now we are done with filling in your service information and moving on to filling in your previous VA loans.

Indicate the presence of homes with VA loans

If you do not have such houses or you have never applied for such a loan before, just put “No” and move on to point 14 (providing your signature).

If you indicate that you own such houses, then you need to provide information about them. If you do not have enough space on the form, then attach another sheet to the document, on which you complete all the data.

step 7 indicate the presence of homes with va loans - filling out a vba va form 26-1880
Complete data on previous VA home loans

Boxes 11A – 13A must indicate whether you are applying for:

  • restoration of entitlement to purchase another home;
  • restoration of entitlement to obtain a regular (cash-out) refinance on your current home;
  • refinancing an existing VA loan to obtain a lower interest rate without receiving any cash proceeds.

step 8 complete data on previous va home loans - filling out a vba va form 26-1880
Confirm the information

Check all the information and sign the document yourself. You also need to put the date on which the paper was filled. You do not need to fill in anything more.

step 9 confirm the information - filling out a vba va form 26-1880