The VA Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA or Chapter 35) 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. Children may use the benefit while between the ages of 18 and 26.
Eligible persons can receive up to 45 months of full-time or equivalent benefits for:
For more information, please visit the Chapter 35 website. Contact the VA at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) with any questions.