Dependent Educational Assistance (Ch. 35)
Under this chapter, educational assistance is paid to dependents of veterans.
Persons who may be eligible are:
- A child (between ages 18 and 26, with some exceptions), or surviving spouse of a veteran who died in service; or who died of a service-connected disability; or who died while evaluated as having total and permanent service-connected disability; or who is listed as a POW/MIA.
- A child of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition; or who is listed as a POW/MIA.
- A spouse of a veteran or service-person who has a permanent disability resulting from a service-connected disability; or who is listed as a POW/MIA.
- Surviving spouses whose benefits stopped when they remarried can receive DEA benefits again if their remarriage ends by death or divorce, or they cease to live with the person to whom they were married.