Veterans Affairs


Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled 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 up to 45 months of education benefits.  The benefits may be used for degree programs, and on-the-job training.  Spouses may take correspondence courses.  Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.


More detailed information regarding Chapter 35 can be found on the VA website Survivors' and Dependents'.