The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program, Chapter 35, provides education and training opportunities to dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled with a VA rating of 100% due to a service-related condition, or who died while on Active Duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers dependents up to 45 months of education benefits, which may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. In addition, spouses may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.
To be eligible for DEA, an individual must be the son, daughter, or spouse of:
To apply for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA), complete VA Form 22-5490 or apply for DEA online at the VA Administration's GIBill webpage.
Surviving spouses and dependents of veterans who are service-connected disabled, should see the College Tuition Fee Waiver.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs810 Vermont AvenueWashington, DC 20420Phone: (888) GI BILL1 (442-4551)
For more information contact your local County Veteran Service Office.
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