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Veteran Survivor & Dependent Benefits

(DEA/CHAPTER 35) INCREASED EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT

Effective October 1, 2012

Educational Assistance Allowance for trainees under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35 of title 38, U.S.C.). The following basic monthly rates are effective October 1, 2012.

Institutional Training
Training Time Monthly rate
Full time $987.00
3/4 time $740.00
1/2 time $491.00
less than 1/2 time and more than 1/4 time $491.00 **
1/4 time or less $246.75 **

Correspondence - Entitlement charged at the rate of one month for each $987.00 paid.

** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

Eligible Dependents

An individual approved to transfer an entitlement to educational assistance under this section may transfer the individual’s entitlement to:

  • The individual's spouse.
  • One or more of the individual’s children.
  • Any combination of spouse and child.
  • A family member must be enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS) and be eligible for benefits, at the time of transfer to receive transferred educational benefits.

A child's subsequent marriage will not affect his or her eligibility to receive the educational benefit; however, after an individual has designated a child as a transferee under this section, the individual retains the right to revoke or modify the transfer at any time.

A subsequent divorce will not affect the transferee’s eligibility to receive educational benefits; however, after an individual has designated a spouse as a transferee under this section, the eligible individual retains the right to revoke or modify the transfer at any time.