Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program

Survivors and Dependents Benefits (Chapter 35) provide educational benefits to spouses and children of veterans who either died while in service, died as a result of a service-connected disability, or became totally and permanently disabled as a result of their military service.

Survivors and dependents are allowed 45 months of full-time benefits. Spouses have 10 years from the date of the veteran’s effective date of permanent and total disability rating or the veteran’s death to use the benefit. Dependents’ benefits end on their 26th birthday or eight years from the veteran’s effective date of permanent or total disability rating or the veteran’s death, but not after the dependent’s 31st birthday.

ENROLLMENT STATUS

MONTHLY RATE

Full Time

$1220.00

3/4 Time

$915.00

1/2 Time

$610.00

> 1/2 < 1/4 Time

$ 510.00**

1/4 Time or Less

$ 305.00**