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Who's eligible for Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35) benefits and what can they be used for?

The Dependents' Educational Assistance program provides education benefits for the spouse and dependent children of a veteran or service member who:

  • Is determined to be permanently and totally disabled from service connected causes, or
  • Is on active duty and is likely to be discharged with a permanent and total disability, or
  • Died in service, or
  • Died of service connected causes, or
  • Is currently missing in action or captured in the line of duty.

This benefit may be used for pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree, courses leading to a certificate or diploma from business, technical or vocational schools, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training programs. Benefits for correspondence courses are available to spouses only. The program provides up to 45 months of education or training.

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