What does Chapter 35 VA benefits pay for?

What does Chapter 35 VA benefits pay for?

The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program, Chapter 35, provides education and training opportunities to dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled with a VA rating of 100% due to a service-related condition, or who died while on Active Duty or as a result of a service related …

How much does Chapter 35 pay out?


Training Time Monthly rate
Full time $1,224.00
¾ time $967.00
½ time $710.00
less than ½ time and more than ¼ time $710.00 *

How do I check my Chapter 35 benefits?

If you have any questions about the status of your claim, you will need to call the VA at 888-442-4551 or submit a question online at

How long does it take for Chapter 35 benefits to be paid?

How long does it take to get my check after I verify enrollment? If you have a check mailed, you can expect your monthly benefit payment approximately 14 days after you verify your enrollment.

How do I apply for Chapter 35 benefits?

Chapter 35 (Survivors’ and Dependents’): How to apply. Step One: Apply to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for your education benefits. The application, VA form 22-5490, is available on the Veterans ON-line APPlication (VONAPP) website. Step Two: Provide your confirmation number and subsequent Certificate of Eligibility to Union College’s registrar’s office.

Are chapter 35 DEA benefits taxable?

Chapter 35 benefits are not taxable, but remember that you’ll not be able to take an educational credit [Hope or Lifetime] on your 1040, nor can you add the amount reported by the school to the IRS (IRS Form 1098-T) to your itemized deductions because the money you receive from the VA DEA Program must be counted against these amounts — and you can

Does Chapter 35 benefits effect Pell Grants?

It has been my experience (5 times of doing the FASFA), that Chapter 35 benefits do not affect the expected family contribution for the pell grant eligibility. Yes, it is required that you list all income sources when completing the FASFA.

What is the age limit for Chapter 35?

The “general rule” for dependents (children) eligible for Chapter 35 education benefits the age limit is 26 years old. There seems to be some subjective means by VA to increase the age limit beyond the 26 year old age.