Pursuant to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, and VA Circular 26-19-30, Purple Heart recipients can now receive a waiver for certain fees. The Department of Veterans Affairs has updated its “Request for a Certificate of Eligibility” form (VA Form 26-1880) to accommodate this waiver of fees. Accordingly, Docutech is updating Cx3957 (our version of VA form 26-1880) to match the model form. The most notable change is the addition of Box 9B, which asks if the Veteran is a Purple Heart recipient. The new fields to check the box are “VA – Borrower 1 Purple Heart Recipient” (FI 137203) and “VA – Borrower 2 Purple Heart Recipient” (FI 137204).
These changes will be in effect on December 3, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please contact Client Support at 1.800.497.3584.