Office of Veteran Affairs

Dependents Educational Assistance Chapter 35, Title 38 U.S.C.

  • Entitlement
  • Required Documents
  • Pamphlet

VA.GOV for Chapter 35

Who is eligible?

Dependents (spouse or child) of a veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability; or who is listed as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action. For further information visit http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/dea.html

Entitlement

The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.

No extensions except for children in special restorative training.

Period of Eligibility

Eligibility rules are complex. Claimant should carefully read eligibility letter.

Spouse:

  • 10 years, if veteran rated permanently and totally disabled.
  • 20 years, if veteran rated permanently and totally disabled within 3 years of discharge or if death of veteran resulted while on active duty.

Child:

  • 8 years, if veteran rated permanently and totally disabled.
  • Between the ages of 18 and 26
    • In certain instances, it is possible to begin before age 18 and can also continue after age 26.

Make sure that your start and end date of classes for the term reflects your intended monthly rate.

 

Current Payment Rates: Effective October 1, 2015

FALL & SPRING TERMS
Enrollment Credits Hours Monthly Rate**
Full time 12 $1,021.00
3/4 time 9-11 $766.00
1/2 time 6-8 $511.00
Less than 1/2 time and more than 1/4 time 4-5 Tuition & fees not to exceed
$511.00 **
1/4 time or less 1-3 Tuition & fees not to exceed
$255.25 **
SUMMER TERM
Enrollment 12
Weeks of Classes
8
Weeks of Classes
6
Weeks of Classes
4
Weeks of Classes
Monthly Rate**
Full time
Credits Needed
8 6 4 3 $1,021.00
3/4 time
Credits Needed
7-6 5-4 3 2 $766.00
1/2 time
Credits Needed
5-4 3 2 n/a $511.00
Less than 1/2 time more than 1/4 time
Credits Needed
3 2 n/a 1 Tuition & fees not to exceed
$511.00
1/4 time or less
Credits Needed
1-2 1 1 n/a Tuition & fees not to exceed
$255.25

**Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $1,021.00 paid.

 

Scholarships for Chapter 35 Dependents and Spouses

1. https://scholarships.foldsofhonor.org/

- Folds of honor for Children and spouses of disabled veterans with a service connected disability of AT LEAST 10%

- Applications accepted Jan 15 2015 – Mar 15 2015

2. http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/CDDV.pdf

- Scholarship for spouses and children who’s vet has retired in the state of Florida with a 100% service disconnect or deceased due to service disconnect

3. http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/factsheets/fry_scholarship.pdf

- For children of service members who died in active duty on or after Sept 11th 2011

 

Student Category Chapter 35
Survivors and Dependents Benefits
First Time
Using Benefits

Submit to Valencia:

  1. C.O.E. (or)
  2. 22-5490

Request from Valencia:

  1. Certification
  2. Statement of Understanding
Transfer Students

Submit to Valencia:

  1. C.O.E.
  2. 22-5495

Request from Valencia:

  1. Certification
  2. Statement of Understanding
Transient Students

Submit to Valencia:

  1. Transient Form

Request from Valencia:

  1. Certification
  1. Statement of Understanding

 

  • C.O.E - (Certificate of Eligibility)
    • Obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551
  • 22-5490 - The Department of Veterans Affairs Application for Educational Benefits.
    • Submit through VONAPP, print out and provide a copy to a Valencia College VA Representative.
  • 22-5495 - Change of Place of Training Form
    • Submit through VONAPP, print out and provide a copy to a Valencia College VA Representative.
  • Transient Forms - Florida Institutions submit a Transient Student Admissions Application
    • All other States request from your Primary School a letter addressed to Valencia College Certifying Official. Please refer to example.

Example of Transient Form

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