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Chapter 35: Survivors’ & Dependents’ Education Assistance

What Is Survivors' & Dependents' Educational ssistance

Survivors' & Dependents' Educational ssistance is an education benefit for eligible spouses and children of certain veterans.  Eligible persons can receive up to 45 months of benefits for:

  • College, Business, Technical or Vocational Courses
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Correspondence Courses (Spouses Only)
  •  pprenticeship/Job Training
  • Remedial, Deficiency, and Refresher Training (in some cases)

Note:  Program must be approved for V training.

 

Who is Eligible

You must be the son, daughter, or spouse of:

  • veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability.  The disability must arise out of active service in the rmed Forces.
  • veteran who died from any cause while such service-connected disability was in existence.
  • service member missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
  • service member forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.

Generally, you must use this benefit within the following time periods:

  • spouse/surviving spouse:  10 years from the date V finds you eligible
  • child:  between ages 18 and 26

Note:  These time limits can be extended under certain circumstances.  Call the toll-free number below for details.  

How Much Does V Pay

The amount V pays is based on the type of training program you're in, and your training time.  Benefits are paid monthly.  For example, V pays $485 monthly for full-time training at a college or university.  If your attendance is less than full-time, payments are reduced proportionately.

How Can I pply

Contact your local County Veterans Service Office.

Related Benefits

Special Benefits for Children with Disabilities

Education Loans (Spouses Only)

Work-Study Benefits

Educational Counseling Services

Tutorial ssistance

 

To apply for or obtain more information about benefits, contact your local CVSO.

Updated: February 22, 2015 — 12:01 am
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