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. For dependents of permanent and total disabled veterans, or those who have died as a result of their VA-rated disability. If you switch chapters, then you will need to apply for the new benefit Apply for Benefits at www.
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For individuals to receive this benefit, the military veteran does not have to be deceased. Mail the completed form to the appropriate VA regional office serving the state from which the individual will train.
The type of training program and whether the individual trains full time or part time is what the VA bases its payment amount from. Individuals get 45 months of full-time benefits and 90 months of half-time benefits.
Full time refers to taking at least 12 credit hours in a term 24 hours per week. Three-quarters time refers to at least 9 credit hours in a term 18 hours per week. Halftime refers to at least 6 credit hours in a term 12 hours per week. One-quarter time refers to taking at least 3 credit hours in a term 6 hours per week. These rates are subject to change October 1 each year. Present rates are available at www. Spouses and surviving spouses have ten years from the date the VA authorizes eligibility to use the benefit.
Children can use the benefit while they are between the ages of 18 and Steve, it does not appear as if education benefits are retroactive. This can not be correct. I have people telling me that after 4 years of service they still have on post privileges, but an almost 10 year veteran does not, this makes no sense. We are trying to find out if our daughter qualifies for any help from the VA for her education, but I am not finding anything that is of help.
My husband is not disabled, he did not go to war, he did his 6 months rotation in Saudi while stationed in Germany. I can not find any kind of answers anywhere. I have called and was told he qualifies for nothing….. Who can we write to …our congress?
Don't have an account? Education Benefits. Tags: form Print page. Steve Reynolds Posted at h, 20 September Reply Can these education benefits be retroactive for a dependent who has already paid tuition?? Adam Posted at h, 21 September Reply Steve, it does not appear as if education benefits are retroactive.
2.2. VA Form 22-5490 - Dependent's Application for VA Education Benefits
Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance