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Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program

Benefit overview

The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance program is for the child or spouse of a veteran or service member who has died, is captured or missing, or has disabilities. You may be able to get help paying for school or job training through the DEA program — also called Chapter 35.

How this benefit helps

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Apply for assistance to continue your education or reach your career goals

You may be able to get these benefits if both you and the veteran or service member meet certain eligibility requirements.

How to access this benefit

Find out if you’re eligible for this benefit by visiting the Veterans Affairs website.

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