Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Act (Chapter 35)

Survivors and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Act provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. Eligible spouses and dependents may receive up to 45 months of education benefits when a veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connect disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the armed forces. Please note: If you began your program on August 1, 2018 or after, you have 36 months to use your benefits.

How much a student receives in the monthly payment varies depending on the student’s course registration each semester.

Learn more about the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance chapter and review current payment rates.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines a person’s eligibility for VA Education Benefits based on the military records they have on file for a service member, veteran, or a transferee. Questions about VA benefits eligibility contact the VA directly by either calling 1-888-GI-BILL-1 or use the Submit-a-Question feature on their website. 

Questions regarding the certification process can be directed to the respective School Certifying Official.