Veteran Dependents/Spouses/Survivors

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

  • Provides up to 45 months of benefits

  • Available to dependents and spouses of certain veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled because of a service-connected injury.

  • Children may use the benefit between the ages of 18 and 26.

  • Spouses of disabled veterans must use the benefit within 10 years of the VA establishing it.

  • Spouses of veterans who died on active duty have 20 years from the date of death to use the benefit.

To use any of these programs, you must complete the veterans online application, or VONAPP.