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.
Special Benefits for Children with Disabilities
Education Loans (Spouses Only)
Educational Counseling Services
To apply for or obtain more information about benefits, contact your local CVSO.