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Survivors and Dependents, Chapter 35

Survivors and dependents of a Veteran may be eligible for benefits if the veteran died while on active duty; died after discharge from active duty of a service-connected disability; is permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-connected disability; or listed as missing in action for a total or more than 90 days. Eligible persons are entitled to a maximum of 45 months of full-time benefits. Payments are usually provided for children between ages of 18 and 26.

VA File Checklist:

  • 22-5490 - New applicants or
  • 22-5495 - Change of program or place of training
  • Birth certificate or marriage certificate
  • Transcripts form all other colleges