Forms on VA.gov support the ability to save progress to a user’s account and resume them later. Generally, it’s preferable and good practice to provide data to users that VA already has on file for them. Enabling SiP requires:

Form Config

There are several configuration options related to SiP in the form config object:

const formConfig = {
  formId: '28-1900'
  saveInProgress: {
    messages: {
      inProgress:
        'Your VR&E Chapter 31 benefits application (28-1900) is in progress.',
      expired:
        'Your saved VR&E Chapter 31 benefits application (28-1900) has expired. If you want to apply for Chapter 31 benefits, please start a new application.',
      saved: 'Your Chapter 31 benefits application has been saved.',
    },
  },
  prefillEnabled: true,
  savedFormMessages: {
    notFound:
      'Please start over to apply for Veteran Readiness and Employment.',
    noAuth:
      'Please sign in again to continue your application for Vocational Readiness and Employment.',
  },
}
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  • formId: This key is used to save form data in vets-api. It’s usually set to the VA form number associated with the paper form.

  • saveInProgress: An object containing several options, the most commonly used configuration option being messages. For a full list of available settings check out the formConfig options page.

  • savedFormMessages: Messages sent to the SiP component.

formConfig Examples:

Visual Examples in Production

Introduction page alert box notifying the user their application is in progress and they can choose to resume or start over.

Introduction page alert box notifying the user their application is in progress and they can choose to resume or start over.

In-form save in progress message notifying the user their form progress was successfully saved.

In-form save in progress message notifying the user their form progress was successfully saved.

User Profile Page

In progress forms displayed in a user's profile

In progress forms displayed in a user's profile

Changes are required in the User Profile code for in progress forms to be displayed on the account page at VA.gov/my-va: