At Benchmark,
We Care About our Veterans

Benchmark Sponsors The 2018 Patriot Tour

Benchmark has teamed up with the Lone Survivor Marcus Lutrell and Chad Fleming for The 2018 Patriot Tour. Benchmark has taken a “Never Quit” attitude when it comes to helping our Veteran Heroes realize the American dream of home ownership. We take great pride in our resonsibility in upholding The Benchmark Veteran Promise. In addition to taking a new approach to VA lending, we are proud to be a part of The Patriot Tour 2018.

Get Your COE here:

(certificate of eligibility)

Just select your scenario, fill out the form below,
and click the “Easy COE” button. We work fast to get your COE.

Please use the dropdown above to select your scenario. The requirements for eligibility will display here, and your selection will be sent to your loan officer with the COE form below.

Veteran

Requirements for Eligibility:

DD Form 214 – required to have a copy showing the character of service (item 24) and the narrative reason for separation (item 28).

Current or former National Guard or Reserve member who has been activated Federal active service

Requirements for Eligibility:

DD Form 214 – required to have a copy showing the character of service (item 24) and the narrative reason for separation (item 28).

Active Duty Servicemember

Requirements for Eligibility:

A current statement of service:

  • signed by (or by the 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 service

Requirements for Eligibility:

Statement 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 service

Requirements for Eligibility:

NGB 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 service

Requirements for Eligibility:

Copy of your latest annual retirement points statement and evidence of honorable service

You are a Surviving Spouse in Receipt of DIC (Dependency & Indemnity Compensation) benefits

Requirements for Eligibility:

Submit 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

You are a Surviving Spouse and are not receiving DIC (Dependency & Indemnity Compensation) benefits

Requirements for Eligibility:

Submit the following to the appropriate Compensation and Pension office:

  • VA form 21-534
  • 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

The Benchmark Veteran Promise

“NO MORE will the veteran be taken advantage of. We have changed the way VA lending is done. We will always do right by the veteran and provide first-class service that ensures our veterans receive the American Dream of home ownership they deserve.”

Our History

Benchmark at Boot'n N Shoot'n 2018
Benchmark’s co-founder started Boot’n N Shoot’n, an annual event to give back to veterans, in 2012. Benchmark staff are a huge portion of the body of volunteers who make this event possible.

We have a heart and passion for our veteran community, and pride ourselves on making the home financing experience amazing. Setting the industry standard for 20 years, we are proud to have helped make the American Dream of home ownership become a reality for more than 100,000 Americans.

To see our collection of Veteran testimonials, click here: Real Veterans. Real Mortgage Experiences.

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The Veterans Home Front Ambassador: Joey Jones

If you would like to find out more information, we would love to hear from you.

Call 512-592-5400 or contact us.