Chapter 35 : Survivors’ & Dependents’ Educational Assistance

Chapter 35 is an education benefit program for eligible spouses and children of veterans who died, or is permanently and totally disabled, as a result of service,  and service members missing in action or captured in the line of duty by hostile forces or forcibly detained. Spouses of disabled veterans  have 10 years from the date the VA establishes eligibility; those whose spouses died while on active duty have 20 years. Children may use beneftis between the ages of 18 and 26. Amount awarded is based on the educational program.

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