Montgomery GI Bill - Ch 35

The Dependents' Educational Assistance program (Chapter 35) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits for those who are eligible. 

For more information regarding Chapter 35, including current payment rates, periods of eligibility and instructions on how to apply for the benefit, visit the following website:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/dea.html

All Chapter 35 payments are made directly by the VA. Please note that payments will not be made during periods that the student is not attending classes. For example, if the Fall term ends on December 15th and the Spring term begins on January 10th, the January allowance will cover 15 days in December and the February allowance will cover 21 days in January.

Eligibility

To be eligible, the student must be the son, daughter or spouse of:

  • A veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces
  • A veteran who died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence
  • A servicemember missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force
  • A servicemember forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power
  • A servicemember who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service-connected permanent or total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability. 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.